Chiapas: REDD Alert–Urgent Action Needed

Medical Services in Amador Hernández, Chiapas Withdrawn in Advance of REDD+ Photo: Concerned father holding his son in Amador Hernández, Chiapas, Mexico. Earlier that day (March 24, 2011) the boy had had convulsions; by the next day, several others… Read More

Behind the Curtains of the California-Chiapas Climate Agreement

California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB32, mandates targeted Greenhouse Gas reductions statewide; an important component of AB32 is its controversial reliance on market mechanisms, such as Cap and Trade, which will allow California companies to buy offset credits… Read More

Declaration of Patihuitz: Divided We Become Allies of the Government

Photo caption: Women from Amador Hernández preparing traditional medicines. If their community is forced to relocate, they fear that much of their traditional knowledge and their way of life will be lost. For the people of this region of… Read More

GJEP Comments re: California-Chiapas REDD Deal

Public Comment to California Air Resources Board Considering the Adoption of a Proposed California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation, Including Compliance Offset Protocols Comments Written and Presented by Jeff Conant, GJEP Media Coordinator… Read More

Why REDD is Wrong

The UN states that the chief aim of its program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is “to make forests more valuable standing than they would be cut down, by creating a financial value for… Read More

Global Sign-On Joint Statement on REDD

As affiliates of the Durban Group for Climate Justice, we request your solidarity in signing a new statement rejecting schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). This REDD Statement recognizes the need to support the… Read More

Brazilian social movements reject REDD’s market mechanisms

Belem Letter We are socio-environmental organizations and movements, male and female workers in family and peasant agriculture, agroextractivists, members of Quilombola (descendants of runaway slaves) communities, women’s organizations, urban grassroots organizations, fishermen and women, students, traditional peoples and… Read More