Attac Gabon and Grain recently put out a statement opposing REDD and carbon trading as a way of addressing climate change. The statement is posted here in full in English and French.
“REDD+ is not just a false solution to the urgent and critical problem of climate change. It reinforces the corporate food and farming system that is largely responsible for climate change and undermines the food and agricultural systems of peasants and indigenous peoples that can cool the planet.”
“REDD is a risky and false solution to climate change, both in theory and in practice,” argues a new report by Friends of the Earth International. “Now it is time to ditch risky REDD for known community approaches that are effective, ethical and equitable.”
The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) held a Council of Ministers meeting on 14-15 August 2014, 2014 at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The SADC People’s Summit took place as a parallel event in Baluawayo, Zimbabwe.