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Ben Powless

Tar Sands Pipeline at Ecology Ottawa

Ben is a Mohawk youth from the Six Nations reserve in Canada.He studied Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.He was a founding member of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and works extensively with the Indigenous Environmental Networks on climate policy.

Area of Expertise/Specialties:
Climate impacts on Indigenous Peoples, in Canada and globally, climate justice, carbon market mechanisms including REDD, youth engagement on climate change, climate activism.

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GE Trees protest 2013.  Photo: Petermann

IPS: U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of GE Trees

IPS: U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of GE Trees

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Media Coordinator Hired for Campaign to STOP GE Trees and Biofuelwatch

For Immediate Release                                            4 June 2014  Buffalo New York– Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) is pleased to… Read More

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GJEP-GFC REDD video chosen for International Indigenous Film Showcase of Venezuela

Buffalo, New York (US) – The film A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests, produced by Global Justice Ecology Project and Global Forest Coalition, has been chosen to take part of the official selection of the 2nd International… Read More

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Green Shock Doctrine

May 12, 2014 There is much being said and written today about how to effectively address the oncoming catastrophe of climate change, which is already, for many, tragically real. There is a crucial and obvious need for a… Read More

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Protesters disrupt genetically engineered trees corporate event

Industry Warned: “Plant genetically engineered trees and expect resistance” May 14, 2014. Tallahassee, FL (US) - Demonstrators today interrupted an event hosted by genetically engineered (GE) tree company ArborGen, warning participants to expect growing protests should they plant GE… Read More

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