Several articles about the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change this week. At the meeting, Indigenous Peoples rejected carbon trading and forest offsets as “false solutions”.
From 20-24 April 2009, almost 400 Indigenous representatives met in Anchorage, Alaska for the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change. After four days of meetings, they produced “The Anchorage Declaration”, which was agreed by consensus of the participants.
This week saw several articles on the debate on how to finance REDD (markets versus funds). Indigenous Peoples’ meetings in Alaska and Guyana were also covered. REDD proponents and carbon traders were honoured: A chameleon in Tanzania was named after Dorjee Sun, the CEO of Carbon Conservation and UNEP named Erik Solheim and Kevin Conrad…
A coalition of environmental and social justice organisations delivered a letter yesterday (23 April 2009) to the offices of Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) warning that the inclusion of offsets in the “American Clean Energy and Security Act 2009” would create a giant loophole allowing US emissions to increase until 2026.