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DVD--A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests
Español debajo As policies and programs to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and to enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+) are promoted around the world by global and national elites, Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities are raising the alarm that these programs will have serious negative impacts -- and will not reduce the cascading threats of the climate crisis. This critical 28-minute documentary, introducing concerns about REDD from the perspective of the peoples most at risk, is available from Global Justice Ecology Project. To request a copy of the DVD, A Darker Shade of Green, which includes two bonus ...

1/12/2012 4:43 am  Read More  


Photo Essay from Chiapas, Mexico Exposes Problems with REDD
Chiapas, Mexico: From Living in the jungle to ‘existing’ in “little houses made of ticky-tacky…” All photos by Orin Langelle, Co-Director/Strategist, Global Justice Ecology Project Photo Caption: Young girls play in Amador Hernandez, an Indigenous community in the Lacandon Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP ...

1/12/2012 9:00 am  Read More  


No REDD Papers, Volume I
In December 2011, Global Justice Ecology Project published the No REDD Papers.“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 poetYour future, our climate and ...

1/17/2012 3:40 am  Read More  


Key Arguments Against REDD fact sheet
Photo Caption: Indigenous Peoples march against REDD during the Global Day of Action on December 4, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP For a brief backgrounder on the concerns with the UN/World Bank scheme known as REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), please download the PDF below.  REDD_key_arguments.pdf ...

1/17/2012 3:36 am  Read More  


Indigenous Peoples and Allies Call for a Moratorium on REDD+
Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities against REDD and for Life Forms in Durban, South Africa to build grassroots opposition to REDDPhoto caption: Press Conference Calling for Moratorium on REDD.  Photo: Jeff Conant/GJEP December 6, 2011 — Indigenous Peoples participating in the UNFCCC negotiations have called for a moratorium on REDD+ today. In a statement released to the press, the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities against REDD and for Life declares: “REDD+ threatens the survival of Indigenous Peoples and forest-dependent communities and could result in the biggest land grab of all time. Based on in-depth investigations, ...

1/17/2012 4:28 am  Read More  


REDD in Chiapas, California and Brazil: Articles, Communiques, Action Alerts on the Chiapas-California-Acre REDD Deal
Photo Caption: Elders in Amador Hernandez, Chiapas, Mexico.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP-GFC Key Arguments Against REDD fact sheet REDD, la brecha lacandona y nuevas formas de despojo (La Jornada, 23 April, 2011) A Broken Bridge to the Jungle: The California-Chiapas Climate Agreement Opens Old Wounds: Report Back from Journalistic Assignment in Chiapas, Mexico (April 2011) Interview with Santiago Martinez of Amador Hernandez, Chiapas: “If I go around selling someone else’s home out from under him, well, he’s going to get angry” (April 2011) Global Warming Bill Outsources Solutions, Putting the Burden on Poor Communities in California and Mexico (April 2011) Apartheid Housing Posed as Solution to Climate ...

1/17/2012 3:53 am  Read More  


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