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Carbon colonialism and the new land grab: Plantation forestry in Uganda and its livelihood impact

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There has been a global increase in private sector investments towards activities plantations for clean fuel or climate change mitigation that are justified on the basis of their environmentally beneficial outcomes. This paper examines the discourses and mechanisms that enable the greater privatization of land and other resources using green development as a justification.

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Inverting the moral economy: the case of land acquisitions for forest plantations in Tanzania

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Conservation, green/blue grabbing, and accumulation by dispossession in Tanzania

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Potential for low-cost carbon removal through tropical reforestation

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