Summary of new UN report that documents the impact of climate change on land and agriculture — and how land misuse accelerates climate change.
“The National Park model of excluding indigenous peoples and local communities is fundamentally flawed. We have witnessed countless examples of human rights abuses in conservation projects.”
Detailed maps show worldwide land degradation, including the deforestation that is now forcing migrants to leave Guatemala and Honduras
Five new books for green-left activists, on urban climate change, past mass extinctions, tropical rainforests, religious anti-science, and the end of Arctic ice.
Ashley Dawson: ‘Today’s mass extinction crisis is one of the clearest indications we have of the fundamental irrationality and destructiveness of the capitalist system.’
Ecosocialist Resources, published monthly in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission.
Vandana Shiva replies to New Yorker magazine; Securing forests, securing rights; GMO contamination; Cost of climate change adaptation rises; Ecological civilization debate in China
The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped.
The UN promotes a perverse and potentially genocidal forest offset scam
Direct action and public solidarity have forced the Quebec government and a major lumber company to stop illegal logging the lands of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake
If the draft text is accepted in its current form, Rio +20 will go down in history to be followed inevitably by the word failure.
Norman Matchewan of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake has been acquitted of charges related to a 2009 blockade protecting his people’s territory from illegal logging. Representatives of the logging company and the Quebec government were exposed on the stand as liars
The UN and the World Bank say that REDD will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by rewarding forest owners in the South for not cutting down trees. This new animated film shows that the reality is very different.
Global Justice Ecology Project and Global Forest Coalition announce the release of the DVD of “A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests.” In the month since we released it online, A Darker Shade of Green has been viewed more than 3,500 times. The DVD edition, produced for use in classrooms, […]
Acción Ecológica is gathering signatures for this letter, in advance of the Global Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, March 6-9 ++++++++ Open letter to the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the governments of Japan, India, Norway, Sweden and Ecuador On 6 to 9 March 2012 […]
Since we can’t stop poor people from breeding, let’s build fences to keep them out. And let’s ask the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the fences. (more…)
“REDD+ threatens the survival of Indigenous Peoples and forest-dependent communities and could result in the biggest land grab of all time.” (more…)
New report by Amazonian indigenous peoples exposes the reality of REDD+ in Peru: Land conflicts, carbon piracy and violations of indigenous peoples’ rights (more…)
“We call upon all people committed to climate justice to support life, and we implore the global community to take responsibility for reducing emission of green house gases at the source and to reject REDD+ as a false solution that breads a new form of climate racism.” (more…)
Including forests in cap-and-trade plans undermine indigenous peoples’ rights, while doing nothing to cut emissions (more…)