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Brazil: the Carbon Credit Bonanza. Celestial Green Ventures, a carbon trading company based in Ireland, has been quietly signing contracts with a series of indigenous groups in the Amazon.
Norway gives billions to Brazil to save the rainforest. At the same time, Norsk Hydro’s operations lead to large emissions of greenhouse gases and the destruction of rainforests. NRK-2, TV Channel NRK-2 of the (government-owned) Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation published this article on 6 January 2019 about Norway’s double standards with respect to rainforests. You can read the...
As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.
Adapting to climate change often seems an earnest business, but adaptation in some of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns is very different - helping the favelas to flower can help to protect them against destruction.
The development over the last 40 years of Mato Grosso state in Brazil’s interior as an industrial agribusiness powerhouse has, from the beginning, been hindered by a major economic problem: how to get the commodities to the coast for profitable export. The first route of export from Mato Grosso was a costly and time-consuming southern one, with commodities...
This open letter, from a distinguished group of Brazilian mental health academics and professionals, was first published in El Pais Brazil on 2 September 2019. You can read the original here. It was translated for LAB from the Portuguese by Diane Grosklaus Whitty. Greta Thunberg gives life to the climate cause, just as the climate cause gives her...
London's La Clave Festival returns to Crouch End on Saturday June 17, with music, film and talks, three of them organised by LAB.  The three LAB events all take place in the Council Chamber at Hornsey Town Hall. 11am – 12pm BRAZIL Brazil Post Impeachment: One year of Temer GovernmentJournalists Ali and Jan Rocha will explain the background to Dilma Rousseff's impeachment in 2016 and look at Michel Temer's controversial first year in government....
The Americas now face the challenge of coping with the inevitable, potentially devastating,impacts of climate change.
Several strains of the fungal disease 'Roya' are devastating coffee bushes across Central America with disastrous consequences for harvests and farmers
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen Ricardo Salles as Brazil’s environment minister. The former São Paulo state government environment secretary is under investigation for allegedly redrawing maps allowing protected lands to be developed for mining and factories. His statements are heavily pro-agribusiness and sometimes espouse violence. The selection of ruralist Tereza Cristina as agriculture minister, and Ernesto Araújo as...

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