Woody biomass is marketed as a clean energy, but it is another false solution to the climate crisis. Not only is carbon released when trees are burned; the demand for charcoal for industrial uses, and wood chips and pellets for heating or electricity generation are driving expansion of monoculture tree plantations, particularly in the global South.
Publications 21 September 2022
This publication exposes the most common misleading statements currently used by plantation companies. It’s is based on the briefing "Ten Replies to Ten Lies" written by Ricardo Carrere in 1999.
Publications 23 March 2020
What could be wrong about planting trees? The new push for more industrial tree plantations in the Global South
This publication aims to alert community groups and activists about the corporate push for a new round of large-scale tree plantation expansion.
Publications 5 October 2016
Download the publication. Also available in Swahili.
Publications 23 September 2014
Publications 7 November 2013
Eucalyptus Plantations for Energy: A Case Study of Suzano’s plantations for wood pellet exports in the Baixo Parnaíba region, Maranhão, Brazil
Publications 9 March 2013
Tree plantations in the South to generate energy in the North: A new threat to communities and forests
Publications 11 June 2012
An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South: conflicts, trends, and resistance struggles.
Publications 15 December 2008
Publications 22 September 2006