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Representatives from the Global Alliance Against REDD and for Life and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) held a press conference denouncing the REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) climate scheme at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France Dec. 1. REDD has been under negotiation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2005.

REDD and other carbon market regimes violate that traditional belief that we as Indigenous Peoples have — the sacredness. How can you sell the air? How can you sell our trees in a climate capitalism system? – Tom Goldtooth, IEN

You can see the press conference in it’s entirety here.