This publication takes a broad look at several dimensions of carbon trading. It analyses the problems arising from the emerging global carbon market pertaining to the environment, social justice and human rights, and investigates climate mitigation alternatives. It provides a short history of carbon trading and discusses a number of lessons learned. Nine case studies from different parts of the world provide examples of the outcomes -- on the ground -- of various carbon offset schemes.

World Bank flouts its own rules on funding extractive projects

Since its inception the Chixoy, Guatemala's largest dam, has generated more ills than electricity. Unwilling to put up with more, on September 8, 500 Maya Indians seized control of it and threatened

A nationwide strike, sparked by the recent spurt in eviction of predominantly indigenous families from their traditional lands, left Guatemala paralysed. A regressive tax proposal and the newly Whether it is the problem of land accessibility in violence-ridden Palestine or an unknown but powerful movement to gain access to land in Guatemala, this website is an

The United Nations has been condemned by Guatemalan environmental activists for distributing genetically engineered corn to drought-hit farmers in the Central American nation through its World Food

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Alarmed at the recent cane burning, president Alfonso Portillo has announced that he would send inspectors to evaluate environmental damage caused by such fires. Even though the minister did not

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Guatemala is exploring the possibility of legal action against multinational cigarette firms, the first such move by a country