Monday, September 26, 2011

Should British company get carbon credits for evicting Ugandans from their homes?

The green-sounding British company "New Forests" is reported to have evicted over 20,000 people from their land in Uganda to make way for tree plantations, some victims of displacement being killed in the process. But it is all in a good cause, apparently. The New Forests Company will earn carbon credits for every tree planted.But why not give them carbon credits for the humans displaced or killed too? That would seem to be pretty much in line with the thinking among the more radical members of the environmental movement.

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