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In New Scramble for Africa, an Arab Sheikh Is Taking the Lead
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In New Scramble for Africa, an Arab Sheikh Is Taking the Lead

A company established by a Dubai sheikh is finalizing agreements with African nations to manage vast tracts of their forests and sell the carbon credits. Critics are concerned the deals will not benefit Africans and will just help foreign governments perpetuate high emissions. A prominent sheikh in the oil-rich Gulf state hosting this year’s UN...

Part two: COP28 host’s favoured carbon credit climate solution a stitch-up for more fossil fuels
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Part two: COP28 host’s favoured carbon credit climate solution a stitch-up for more fossil fuels

In part one of this two-part article series, the Canary reported that UAE-based carbon credit company Blue Carbon LLC – under the patronage of sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum – has been amassing land agreements with governments across Africa and the Pacific. The organisation’s latest land-grab amounts to some 7.5m hectares of exclusive land development rights in Zimbabwe. Now,...

Part one: UAE carbon credit company shows COP28 host dripping in green-grabbing hypocrisy
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Part one: UAE carbon credit company shows COP28 host dripping in green-grabbing hypocrisy

The COP28 climate summit’s host has launched a neocolonial green-grabbing crusade across the Global South. Naturally, it’s yet another nifty ‘net-zero’ carbon con. In part one of this two-part article, we’ll look at how UAE-based carbon credit company Blue Carbon LLC has been amassing land agreements with governments across Africa and the Pacific. Blue Carbon...