Speaking Event: Indigenous Peoples Confront False Climate Solutions
Under the guise of emerging climate policies, Indigenous Peoples' territories are being targeted as ‘carbon sinks’ to allow industry to continue polluting. New policies threaten to undermine indigenous sovereignty, to privatize forests, and to commodify the sacred.
Hear from Indigenous leaders working to protect community land rights and promote equitable, rights-based climate solutions that respect traditional knowledge and the principles of environmental justice.
6:30 – Light refreshments and networking
7:00 – Screening of A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests
7:30-9:00 – Presentations from Indigenous leaders from US, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador
Sliding scale $10-$20 donations requested; no one turned away for lack of funds
Co-hosted by Friends of the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, Amazon Watch, Global Exchange, Rainforest Action Network, International Development Exchange, Abya Yala Nexus, and Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.
This event is part of a week-long 'NO REDD' California tour. For a complete list of events, go here.