International Plantations Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa
A representative from Global Justice Ecology Project will attend an international meeting on plantations organized by the World Rainforest Movement to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 1-3 November, followed by a strategy meeting on forests on the 4th.
The meetings will bring together people working on several types of monoculture tree plantations –pulpwood, oil palm, rubber- from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the U.S. The plantations’ meeting agenda will include presentations and discussions on a number of related topics such as paper consumption, biofuels, carbon sinks, certification, etc., which will feed strategy discussions to strengthen our work to oppose their expansion at the local, regional and international level. The fourth day of the meeting will be dedicated to strategy discussions for moving forward on the broader issue of forests.
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