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|Climate Change, False Solutions and the Road to Climate Action|
|Date||Monday November 10|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Where: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph, Oakland (near Alcatraz)
When: Monday, November 10, 2008, 7:00pm
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
As climate chaos continues to escalate, Orin Langelle and Anne
Petermann, Co-Directors of Global Justice Ecology Project, will
discuss the mounting global resistance to market-based and
corporate-controlled "false solutions" to climate change. These
"false solutions" include agrofuels (large-scale unsustainable
biofuels) genetically engineered tree plantations, carbon trading,
"clean coal" and nuclear power.
A specific case study is Nicaragua's Atlantic forest, which is in
jeopardy from expansion of oil palm plantations for agrofuels.
Nicaragua as a whole is threatened by increasingly severe storms
resulting from climate change.
They also will speak about the growing worldwide movement for
coordinated global direct action against climate change that will
coincide with the opening of the 2009 UN Climate Convention in
Copenhagen, Denmark on the 10th Anniversary of the WTO Shutdown in
There will be a discussion of the topics after the presentation.
Organizing for this mass mobilization against climate change is just
beginning and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle have been attending and writing
about UN Climate Conventions since 2004. They co-founded the STOP
Genetically Engineered Trees Campaign in 2004. They helped co-found
the Durban Group for Climate Justice in 2004 and Climate Justice Now!
Orin Langelle is also the Media Coordinator for Global Forest
Coalition, a worldwide coalition of Indigenous Peoples Organizations
and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from six continents. He
has been an activist since the Vietnam War. Anne Petermann serves as
the North American Focal Point for the Global Forest Coalition and
presents at United Nations meetings around the world on the topics of
genetically engineered trees and so-called "second generation"
biofuels including their role in worsening forest destruction,
violating the rights of indigenous peoples and exacerbating climate
Donation requested: $10, but no one turned away.
Benefit for ICAS/NICCA's sustainable agriculture and reforestation
projects in Nicaragua and for the Global Justice Ecology Project.