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 REDD Photo caption: Press Conference Calling for Moratorium on REDD.  Photo: Jeff Conant/GJEP December 6,… Read More

Durban COP 17: Climate Justice Experts Available for Interviews at UN Climate Talks, Durban, South Africa

To reach contacts listed below, unless otherwise indicated, call Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project Communications Director: +27 (0)73.623.0619 [to call from outside of South Africa do not dial the (0)]  jc@globaljusticeecology.org   Climate Change & Politics Pablo… Read More

Legal Setback Will Not Deter Action to Stop Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

For Immediate Release October 26, 2011 Legal Setback Will Not Deter Action to Stop Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Court Rules Secret Genetically Engineered Tree Test Plots Do Not Need Environmental Oversight Miami, Florida–On October 7, 2011, the 11th Circuit… Read More

World Rainforest Movement: Scientists Demand New Definition of Forests by United Nations

This year has been declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. In response, World Rainforest Movement has initiated a campaign that challenges the definition of “forest” used by FAO. Among other activities, we have drafted… Read More

Why Market-Based Solutions to Climate Change Can Cause More Harm Than Good

A leading environmental activist from Chiapas talks about the threats faced by biofuel plantations, carbon offset programs and more. June 8, 2011 by Jeff Conant, GJEP Communications Director (Cross-Posted from Alternet) When I learned last November that California’s… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Indigenous Groups Announce Grave Concern on Possible Cancun Outcome

Press Release – For Immediate Release International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Indigenous Groups Announce Grave Concern on Possible Cancun Outcome  December 10, 2010 (Cancun) – As the 16th UN Climate Change Conference winds down, Indigenous Peoples… Read More

New Report Exposes UN REDD Program as Fundamentally Flawed

New Report Exposes UN REDD Program as Fundamentally Flawed Indigenous and NGO Groups Warn that REDD and other carbon market mechanisms will exacerbate the climate crisis. Download report: http://bit.ly/hmNq0p – Available both in English and Spanish New publication… Read More

UN forest scheme risks the climate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 December, 2010 UN forest scheme risks the climate New publication exposes links between REDD and carbon trading, International Financial Institutions, extractive industries, GMO trees and biotech “No REDD – A Reader is a must read for… Read More

Cancun COP-16: Climate Justice Experts Available for Interviews

Climate Justice Experts and Spokespeople from Climate-Impacted Communities Available for Interviews at COP16 *** Our list is updated daily Spanish and English translation available for all interviews Global Justice Ecology Project’s media team in Cancún at the UN Climate Convention… Read More

EARTH DAY/Dia Del la Tierra Madre: Indigenous Peoples at Climate Summit Vow to Defend Mother Earth

(to view in Spanish please see our blog) PRESS RELEASE April 22, 2010 Contacts (en Bolivia): ENGLISH: Jihan Gearon, Indigenous Environmental Network: +591 740 28531 ESPANOL: Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project: +591 703 75254 In the USA/En… Read More