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20,000 People Allegedly Displaced in Uganda for UK Forestry Company's Carbon-Offset Program: ... th.bp #green #USRC

20,000 People Allegedly Displaced in Uganda for UK Forestry Company's Carbon-Offset Program: ... th.bp #green #USRC

Nzabakulisiza Sirasi, 32, is one of over 20,000 people to have been evicted from their homes in Mubende District, Uganda, since the government licensed land to the New Forests Company. Photo: Simon Rawles / Oxfam GB . With the spotlight turning this week to climate refugees , including the 30 million people in Asia reportedly displaced last year by environmental and weather-related disasters, the latest news out of Uganda seems even more poignant. More than 22,500 people, mostly poor farmers, have allegedly been forced out of their homes to make way for a project that purports to do something to counteract climate change: planting trees . Small farmers growing coffee and tending fruit trees and beehives in Mubende and Kiboga districts were evicted last year by the Ugandan government "to make way for the U.K.-based New Forests Company to plant trees, to earn carbon credits ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/20000-people-alle...

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