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Forest and Indigenous Groups Reject Cancún Forest Deal

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Joint Press Release from Global Forest Coalition and Indigenous Environmental Network

26 November, 2010                                   

REDD Will Violate Rights, Accelerate Emissions, Groups Warn

Cancún, Mexico – Indigenous and environmental rights groups warn that an agreement on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico will spell disaster for forest peoples worldwide, limiting the rights of indigenous and peasant people over their territories. The real solution, the groups argue, is for developed countries to reduce fossil fuel emissions at the source. Read more »

Shell bankrolls REDD

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Indigenous Environmental Network and Friends of the Earth Nigeria Denounce Shell REDD Project

September 7, 2010 – Oil giant Shell, infamous for the genocide of the Ogoni People and environmental destruction in Nigeria’s Niger Delta is now bankrolling REDD, a false solution to climate change that  puts forests in the carbon market and has been denounced as potentially the “largest land grab of all time.” Read more »