A group of organisations and activists based in Acre and Brazil has written a letter to Jerry Brown, the Governor of California opposing the inclusion of REDD credits in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32).
On Earth Day, 22 April 2013, Oilwatch International put out a statement opposing the inclusion of REDD in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32). Meanwhile, Wildlife Works, a company developing REDD projects in Africa held a “REDD talks” workshop in California, promoting REDD as a carbon trading mechanism.
In October 2012, an international delegation including indigenous leaders from Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador visited California, to oppose California’s proposed carbon offset scheme. The “No REDD! Tour” has generated a sometimes heated debate.
Tashka Yawanawá, Chief of the Yawanawá People, tried to comment on yesterday’s post on REDD-Monitor about REDD and payments for environmental services in Acre, Brazil. Unfortunately his comment got caught in the spam folder. It’s posted below in the interests of generating further discussion.
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“.