Organisations based in Chiapas, Mexico have written to California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, to oppose the inclusion of REDD in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).
Last week, REDD-Monitor posted a press release about a delegation of indigenous people who travelled to California to protest about the inclusion of carbon trading in the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32). This post looks at some of the responses to this “No REDD Tour“.
An international delegation of indigenous leaders from Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador is currently in California to oppose California’s proposed carbon offset scheme. The scheme could allow companies in California to meet limits on greenhouse gas emissions by buying carbon credits rather than reducing pollution at home.
On the first day of the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force meeting that recently took place in Chiapas, local communities asked for a few minutes to speak. Chiapas State Minister of the Environment and Natural History, Fernando Rosas, denied their request and asked them to listen to the meeting.
Villagers from Chiapas protested against REDD and the Green Economy during the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force meeting this week in Chiapas. Protesters played drums and chanted: “We do not want REDD;” “Here, there, the struggle will continue;” and “Zapata lives, the struggle continues”.