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|Rally Against Carbon Trading|
|Date||Thursday April 15|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
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Marriott Marquis Hotel
55 Fourth Street (btw Market and Mission)
Join Mobilization for Climate Justice-West on THURSDAY, APRIL 15th to protest carbon trading and carbon offsets as false solutions to climate change! We’ll be outside the “Navigating the American Carbon World” conference in San Francisco - one of the nation’s largest carbon market conferences – to expose the injustice and ineffectiveness of schemes that reward polluters and allow rich countries to evade the real responsibility of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. This conference will be attended by bankers, oil industry representatives, financial speculators and big enviro groups. Join us to say NO TO FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS! NO TO RIP-OFFSETS! NO THE CARBON TRADING SCAM!
WE NEED REAL CARBON REDUCTIONS & CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW!
When: Thursday April 15th, 12-2pm
Where: San Francisco Marriott Marquis (55 Fourth Street, SF – near Powell St BART)
Join us for a rally, street theater, and fun!
"Navigating the American Carbon World" Conference:
Download the Flyer for the rally at the bottom of this page:
More background on Carbon Trading:
In order to respond to the present climate emergency in a just and equitable way, the rich countries of the world must take a lead on reducing greenhouse gas pollution that is threatening global climate catastrophe. But corporations and rich developed nations are pushing for policies that would allow them to "reduce" emissions by purchasing carbon "credits." Unfortunately, carbon credits can be created through offset projects which supposedly reduce emissions in developing countries so that the companies or people purchasing the offsets don't have to do anything to reduce emissions themselves. The problem is that these projects are frequently hard to monitor and fail to deliver the emissions reductions that they promise. Offsets essentially allow rich countries and corporations to purchase indulgences to keep polluting.
For example, the Nigerian government has stated its intention to participate in carbon trading and several oil companies are attempting to receive emissions credits. If this goes unchallenged, Chevron will be allowed to receive emissions reductions credits for ending the illegal and immoral practice of gas flaring in Nigeria. Under carbon trading proposals being considered in the US Congress, Chevron could keep polluting here at home, like at its refinery in Richmond, the biggest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in CA. It's almost like a bully demanding a ransom to stop beating you up.