FERN | 10 June 2015
EU investors, land grabs and deforestation: case-studies
European banks and investors are a major source of finance for large-scale destructive agriculture; forestry; and pulp and paper projects. These often lead to forest loss, impoverishment and violations of the rights of local communities. NGOs continue to be inundated with examples of agriculture and forestry deals that kick communities off their land and cause environmental devastation. This briefing outlines five examples that illustrate how EU financiers are involved in “land grabs”. It is small sample, from a very long list.
Land grabs and deforestation_FINAL.pdf