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Defending Rights

Forest and Indigenous Groups Reject Cancún Forest Deal

29 Nov, 2010

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 …

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