Posted by jinn on 6th December 2011
A great review of the “No REDD Papers, Volume 1″ is re-posted below, in honor of Forest Day, where about 1,050 people, including more than 200 official climate change negotiators, met on the sidelines of the 17th UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Durban on December 4, 2011.
By Chris Lang, 23rd November 2011
Re-posted from REDD Monitor
A recently released booklet, “No REDD Papers, Volume 1” (pdf file 2.5 MB), includes a list of 10 of the worst REDD-type projects affecting indigenous peoples. The booklet was produced by Carbon Trade Watch, Global Justice Ecology Project, Indigenous Environmental Network, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Timberwatch Coalition.
The booklet also includes critiques of carbon trading, explanations of how REDD threatens Indigenous Peoples, local communities and forests. It looks at the potential beneficiaries of REDD and explains why REDD is not a solution. A fascinating article by Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network explains why REDD cannot be fixed by attempts to detach it from the carbon markets, by attempts to ensure that the money “goes to the right place”, or by attempts to include free, prior and informed consent.
Tags: False solutions to climate change, Forest Day, REDD
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Posted by jinn on 1st December 2011
Re-posted from Climate Connections
by Global Justice Ecology Project | November 17, 2011
“No REDD Papers, Volume I is a must read for all who seek to know the truth about this mercantilist tool called REDD. It is also highly recommended for those who believe that policies to fight the current climate chaos must see the people and Mother Earth, and not merely see trees as commodities for cash and carbon speculation.”
—Nnimmo Bassey, Alternative Nobel Prize Laureate, Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Chair of Friends of the Earth International and poet
Global Justice Ecology Project has just published the No REDD Papers, Volume 1. To download it, click on one of the links above. The top link will download the booklet with one page per sheet of paper; the bottom link will download the booklet with 2 pages, side by side, per piece of paper.
To download the beautiful poster, click here: NO REDD_Poster-Cartel
Your future, our climate and Indigenous Peoples are threatened by a devious false solution to climate change called REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Unfortunately, industrialized countries, oil companies and other climate criminals that are trashing the planet have absolutely no intention of drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions which is necessary to truly address climate change.
Instead, along with the World Bank and the United Nations, they are concocting this REDD scheme to take over the forests of the world as supposed sponges for their pollution. In the process, they are evicting the very people who have conserved those forests for millennia. REDD may be the biggest land grab of all time, cause genocide and replace real forests with massive industrial tree plantations that could even include genetically engineered trees. Read this book so together we can resist this new form of colonialism and privatization of the air we breathe, and defend the trees and forests that we love.
image: poster art by Santiago Amengod, design by Melanie Cervantes
image source: Climate Connections, Global Justice Equality Project
Tags: False solutions to climate change, Nnimmo Bassey, REDD
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