Last update:
2019-06-14

FACE pine plantation, Profafor , Ecuador


Description:

Se trata de un proyecto de plantaciones de pino para sumideros de carbono llevado a cabo por una empresa holandesa llamada FACE (Forests Absorbing Carbon Dioxide Emissions) que opera en el Ecuador con el nombre PROFAFOR. La idea es que las plantaciones compensen las emisiones de una nueva planta de carbon holandesa. A travs de contratos con terratenientes asi como tambien con pequeons campesinos, PROFAFOR ha plantado 22,000 hectreas de pinos en los Paramos ecuatorianos, asi como en otras regiones. Los contratos con los campesinos se han basado en falsas promesas de generacion de ingresos y empleos que difcilmente se han materializado.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:FACE pine plantation, Profafor , Ecuador
Country:Ecuador
State or province:Provincias de Imbabura, Pichincha, Canar y Azuay
Accuracy of locationMEDIUM (Regional level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Biomass and Land Conflicts (Forests, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Management)
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Plantation conflicts (incl. Pulp
Dams and water distribution conflicts
Climate change related conflicts (glaciers and small islands)
Specific commodities:Electricity
Carbon offsets
Pine
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

, 000 hectreas de plantaciones

Project area:22000
Type of populationRural
Company names or state enterprises:Forest Absorbing Carbon Dioxide Emissiones (FACE) from Netherlands
Relevant government actors:Ministerio del Ambiente
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Accion Ecologica, WRM
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageUnknown
Groups mobilizing:Indigenous groups or traditional communities
International ejos
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Forms of mobilization:Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Official complaint letters and petitions
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Global warming, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality
Potential: Fires, Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil erosion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession
Potential: Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Criminalization of activists
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
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Sources and Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

publicacion del WRM
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Monocultivos de arboles en Ecuador

Por Patricia Granda

Sumideros de carbono en los Andes ecuatorianos.

Los impactos de las plantaciones forestales del proyecto holandes FACE - PROFAFOR sobre comunidades indigenas y campesinas.

Investigacin conjunta de Accion Ecolgia y el WRM - Mayo 2005
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

Accion Ecolgica
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WRM
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Contributor:teresa perez
Last update14/06/2019
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