- 12/12/15: COP21: What’s happened so far? (REDD Monitor)
- 12/12/15: COP21 Paris snapshot #2: No REDD!
- 11/18/15: Double-counting: What if both Brazil and California want Acre’s REDD credits?
- 11/18/15: La REDD+ et sa finance carbone ne résoudront pas la crise climatique
- 11/18/15: REDD and carbon trading will not resolve the climate crisis
The No REDD in Africa Network organized a very successful and well attended workshop in the Peoples' Summit on Climate Change in Lima, Peru to denounce the impacts of REDD-type pilots projects in the continent. Ruth Nyambura of the African Biodiversity Network from Kenya, Asume Osuoka from Social Action of Nigeria and our co-coordinator Nnimmo Bassey of Health of Mother Earth Foundation also from Nigeria were joined by Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network. An article by the indigenous news agency for Latin America Servindi follows in Spanish.
CP, 8 de diciembre, 2014.- En el marco de las actividades por la Cumbre de los Pueblos, representantes de África condenaron las políticas de Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación de los bosques (REDD) que se ejecutan en sus países.
Asimismo, ellos cuestionaron a organismos como la ONU que, según ellos, sirven a los intereses de las grandes empresas petroleras y mineras.
Ruth Nyambuza, representante de Kenia señaló que las políticas de REDD están terminando con los bosques de su país. Precisó en ese sentido que el propio gobierno actúa en contra de los pueblos, habiendo llegado incluso a quemar espacios habitados por indígenas hace solo unos meses.
(This article was first published on theguardian)
Thirteen judges meet in Peru to hear accusations that the rights of ‘Mother Earth’ are being violated
It’s difficult to know what was more moving or arresting. There was the Ponca lady, Casey Camp-Horinek, starting to cry as she spoke about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, on her people in what she called “occupied” Oklahoma in the US, and saying “We’re having a funeral a week... We’re this close to being fracked to death.”
Then there was Kandi Mossett, from North Dakota, a fracking “victim who wasn’t able to come”. She appeared on the projector and broke down too, telling how “these radioactive frack socks [that are] off the charts on the Geiger counters” are being dumped and found by children who say things like, “Hey, we’re catching bugs with our nets.”
That was right after Shannon Biggs, the executive director of Movement Rights, had explained that fracking in the US is destroying lives, livelihoods, groundwater, rivers, farms, prairies, communities and landscapes, as well as causing “earthquakes where earthquakes don’t exist” and poisoning “millions and millions and millions” of gallons of water that are “taken out of the hydrological cycle forever”.
This report focuses on carbon trading and is intended to in-fluence current climate politics. In the debate on the Kyoto Protocol few actors have expressed a critical view. It is high time, for the purposes of debate and policy-making, to put the spotlight on the core problem – fossil fuel extraction and consumption. This publication, therefore, takes a broad look at several dimensions of carbon trading. It analyses the problems arising from the emerging global carbon market pertaining to the environment, social justice and human rights, and investigates climate mitigation alternatives. It provides a short history of carbon trading and discusses a number of ‘lessons unlearned’. Nine case studies from different parts of the world provide examples of the outcomes – on the ground – of various carbon ‘off set’ schemes.
REDD on trial: “As long as nature is seen as property in law, there can be no justice for communities, the climate or nature”
The International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature took place on 5 and 6 December 2014 in Lima. On trial were corporations, the United Nations, and government. Cases included mining in Peru and Ecuador, oil extraction in Ecuador, the Belo Monte dam in Brazil, fracking in Bolivia and the USA, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, damage to the Australian Barrier Reef. And REDD.
The judges referred to the Rights of Nature and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2010.
The president of the tribunal was Alberto Acosta, former president of the Constitutional Assembly of Ecuador. Acosta said,
“As long as nature is seen as property in law, there can be no justice for communities, the climate or nature.”