The CO2 Alibi (video)

by Zembla (The Netherlands)

first published 1 August 2008

"My house and goats are dead, my house burned to the ground," recounts a Ugandan farmer at the start of this downloadable film. "My coffee and banana trees were chopped down, and new trees were planted in their place."

"We should bring developing countries on board using a variety of means," counters a Dutch businessman and carbon trader. "Claiming [carbon offset trading] is a new form of colonialism doesn't affect me."

Exploring both ends of the carbon market through research and interviews in Uganda and The Netherlands, this video (available with English or Portuguese subtitles) brings new clarity to the debate over climate change solutions.

English version

Portuguese version


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