Key Arguments Against Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+)
CTW, GJEP and IEN
| Friday, 17 June 2011
No to REDD+!
REDD+ is still being negotiated. There are many who defend REDD+ for
valuing ecosystems services; there are others who see it as the only
way to protect forests and stabilize the climate. But whatever form
REDD+ takes, even if it includes Human Rights safeguards, it will be
designed to allow industrialized countries and polluting industries
like Shell, BP and Rio Tinto to continue polluting. Corporations and
Northern countries responsible for the climate crisis need to take
responsibility for their own emissions by addressing the structural
changes necessary to be made in the North and stopping pollution at the
source. Human rights, environmental rights and cultural practices of
forest-dependent and Indigenous Peoples must be protected from REDD+.