In this episode of Breaking Green, we talk with Cassandra, a member of the Global Justice Ecology Project board of directors.
As many nations promise so-called net-zero emissions to fight climate change, corporate interests continue to promote offsets as opposed to the actual reduction of CO2 emissions at the source. So-called “Nature-Based Solutions” promote a green economy that commodifies nature and reduces ecosystems to a balance sheet of commodities to be bought and sold for license to destroy and pollute elsewhere. Now there is a proposal for whale offsets, which could, in fact, speed up the extinction of whales.
Cassandra has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the International Tribunal on the Rights of Nature. Her areas of expertise include human rights, multilateral environmental accords like the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity, intellectual property rights and the arts. Cassandra will be attending the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to call for an immediate stop to whale offsets for carbon markets.
For more information visit: globaljusticeecology.org/whale-offsets/