Monthly Archives: September 2011

Uganda tears up UN deforestation script

The decision by President Yoweri Museveni to convert one quarter of Uganda’s Mabira Forest into a sugarcane plantation will bolster those environmentalists who argue that UN plans for protecting the world’s forests are fundamentally flawed.

Firewood and the forests

Is the collection of firewood in poor countries is a major driver of deforestation? Differences of opinion need urgent resolution.

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