African Land Grabs - Fueling Water and Climate Crises

Polaris Institute for the Oakland Institute
Date de la référence: 
1 December, 2011

Polaris Institute for the Oakland Institute

The Role of False Climate Change Solutions

In the trend of large-scale agricultural land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa “green investments” such as the production of agrofuels and agroforestry developments, are upheld as climate solutions, and are being used to justify, promote, and accelerate massive land grabs. Yet, even as research indicates that the expansion of industrial agriculture on African soil is likely to aggravate the heating of the planet, market mechanisms like carbon trade and carbon credits are providing a “green cover” for current land grabs.

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This publication was written by the Polaris Institute for the Oakland Institute.