Press Conference Today: FALSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE Nuclear, Coal, Geoengineering and CDM Funding

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MEDIA ADVISORY
Global Justice Ecology Project with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the ETC Group present:

Press Conference Today:
FALSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Nuclear, Coal, Geoengineering and CDM Funding

WHEN: Today, November 30, 2010 /18:00 hrs (6 pm)WHERE: Moon Palace,Luna Room 2

WHO: Nikke Alex – Diné, USA is Diné (Navajo) originally from Dilcon, Arizona (Navajo Nation).  She is the Executive Director of Black Mesa Water Coalition, an environmental justice organization based in Flagstaff, AZ. Nikke has carried out independent research about the impact of both uranium and coal mining on the Navajo people. Nikke has worked at the US Department of Justice in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program and the US Environmental Protection Agency with the Tribal Science Council in Washington, DC.

Silvia Ribeiro – Mexico is the Latin America Director for the ETC Group, an international civil society organization that monitors the environmental and social impacts of new technologies, including biotechnology, geoengineering and nanotechnology. ETC Group was key in providing analysis and information that led the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to declare a moratorium on climate manipulation technologies (geoengineering). In Cancun, ETC Group is focusing on geoengineering, synthetic biology and other climate-related technologies, as well as aspects related to food sovereignty (agriculture, patents, climate ready genes, biomass appropriation).

Josefat Flores Montiel – Mexico is a member of ProSalud Apaxco-Atotonilco, an organization created after the tragic death of eleven workers to toxic gases released by a waste-fueled cement kiln on the banks of the Rio Salado in the Mexican State of Hidalgo, in the area known as Latin America’s most toxic industrial corridor. Josefat will share his testimony as an example of the dangerous contradictions within the Clean Development Mechanism.

Contact: Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project +52.998.165.7349  (English and Spanish)
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Indigenous Environmental Network + 998.108.0748 (English and Spanish)
Magdalena Donoso, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives +52.984.139.4547 (English and Spanish)

AVISO DE PRENSA
El Proyecto Justicia Ecológica Mundial, con la red indigena ambiental, la red global para alternativas a la incineradores, y el grupo ETC presentan:

Conferencia de prensa hoy: Soluciones Falsa al Cambio Climatico
Nuclear, Carbón, Geoenginería, y Financimiento del Mechanismo de Desarollo Limpio

CUANDO: Hoy,30 noviembre, 2010 /18:00 hrs (6 pm)DONDE:Moon Palace, Luna Room 2

QUIEN: Nikke Alex – Diné, USA, Diné (Navajo) es la directora ejecutiva del Black Mesa Water Coalition, una organziacion de justicia ambiental basado en Arizona, eeuu. Flagstaff, AZ. Nikke ha llevado a cabo investigacione sobre los impactos del uraio y carbon en el pueblo Navajo, y ha trabajado con el departamento de justicia del eeuu en el programa de compensacion de material radioactiva, y con la agencia de proteccion ambiental.

Silvia Ribeiro – Mexico es la directora latinoamericana del Grupo ETC, una organizacion de sociedad civil que monitorea los impactos sociales e ambientales de tecnologias nuevas, incluyendo la biotecnologua, la geoengineria, y la nanotecnologia.

Josefat Flores Montiel – Mexico Josafat Flores Montiel es un miembro de ProSalud Apaxco-Atotonilco, una organización que se creo despues de la tragédia de once muertos por gases toxicos que escaparon de un horno de concreto que se ubica a un costado del Rio Salado en el estado de Hidalgo, Mexico, en la area reconocida como el corredor industrial mas toxico de América Latina. Josefat compartirá su testimonio como un ejemplo de las peligrosas contradicciones dentro del mecanismo de desarollo limpio.

Contactos: Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project +52.998.165.7349  (español y inglés)
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Indigenous Environmental Network + 998.108.0748  (español y inglés)
Magdalena Donoso, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives +52.984.139.4547  (español y inglés)

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