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Indigenous Leaders Slam Jerry Brown, UN for Backing Potentially Genocidal Carbon Trading
by Dan Bacher
"REDD is a carbon offset mechanism which privatizes the air that we breathe and uses forests, agriculture and water ecosystems in the Global South as sponges for industrialized countries pollution, instead of cutting emissions at source," said Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. "REDD brings trees, soil, and nature into a commodity trading system that may result in the largest land grab in history. It steals your future, lets polluters off the hook and is a new form of colonialism. NO to Privatization of Nature!”
Photo: Indigenous leaders challenged Brown's support of pollution trading and fracking after he spoke in Paris on December 8. Photo courtesy of Rae Breaux.
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