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California's Carbon Trading and other False Climate Solutions that Threaten Land and Lives

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Date:
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Task Force on the Americas
Phone:
415-924-3227
Location Details:
Redwoods Presbyterian Church 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur

California's Carbon Trading and other False Climate Solutions

False Climate Solutions is the topic of a talk and photo presentation by Jeff Conant of the Global Justice Ecology Project. He will speak at the Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 PM.

Jeff will explain how California's recent carbon-trading deal with Mexico is leading to displacement of the poor; how tiny chipboard houses are being built on steep deforested hillsides and called "sustainable" rural cities designed to "combat the dispersion and marginalization of local peoples"; and how African palm plantations in Honduras are fueling increased repression of peasant movements.

Jeff Conant is a writer, educator, and social justice activist with a focus on international development and ecology. He has published articles and contributed to reports on water privatization, resource colonization, food sovereignty, ecological sanitation, environmental injustice, and related issues. He is a coordinating committee member of La Red VIDA (the InterAmerican Network for the Defense of the Right to Water), a permaculturalist, and sits on advisory boards of several non-profit organizations.*

This presentation is sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

* See also a written version of Jeff's recent Report Back from Chiapas at: A Broken Bridge to the Jungle: The California-Chiapas Climate Agreement Opens Old Wounds

[Note: This indybay calendar posting has been compiled from other Internet sources by Nim Chimpsky (indybay@nimchimpsky.veryspeedy.net), who is not involved with putting on this event and apologizes in advance for any possible errors introduced by him.]

Added to the calendar on Sat, Jun 4, 2011 6:07PM
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