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Title: Indigenous Peoples Confront False Climate Solutions
START DATE: Tuesday October 16
TIME: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details:
Tamalpais Room
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type: Panel Discussion
An evening in conversation with indigeous leaders from around the world. Learn about indigenous peoples' efforts to resist REDD, a plan to allow tropical forests to be turned into carbon credits.

Tuesday, October 16th
6:30 – 9:30 PM

Tamalpais Room
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Co-hosted by Friends of the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, Amazon Watch, Global Exchange, Rainforest Action Network, International Development Exchange, Abya Yala Nexus, and Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.

Under the guise of emerging climate policies, Indigenous Peoples' territories are being targeted as ‘carbon sinks’ to allow industry to continue polluting. New policies threaten to undermine indigenous sovereignty, to privatize forests, and to commodify the sacred.

Hear from Indigenous leaders working to protect community land rights and promote equitable, rights-based climate solutions that respect traditional knowledge and the principles of environmental justice.

6:30 – Light refreshments and networking
7:00 – Screening of A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests
7:30-9:00 – Presentations from Indigenous leaders from US, Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador

Sliding scale $10-$20 donations requested; no one turned away for lack of funds

Please RSVP by clicking https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVoWkZDellBQWtrNnlUY0FtNllOTUE6MQ or calling (510) 900 3143



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