- Published on Monday, 06 December 2010 16:47
The global forum “For Life, Environmental and Social Justice” has begun
(Cancún, 5 December 2010) One idea dominated the opening and first working day of the global forum “For Life, Environmental and Social Justice”, organized by La Via Campesina and its allies at their camp in Cancún: we must foil the carbon markets and the REDD programme which governments intend to legitimize at COP16.
The verdict is that the programme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) doesn’t significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, although it does open the door to the privatization of land, and also rewards polluters, and threatens national sovereignty and the survival of indigenous communities.
- Published on Monday, 06 December 2010 14:40
En una masiva movilización este 2 de Diciembre en Tegucigalpa las y los campesinos aglutinados en la Vía Campesina en Honduras , acompañados por miembros del Frente Nacional de Resistencia popular , se movilizaron masivamente hacia los bajos del congreso Nacional ,exigiendo respuestas concretas a la crisis climática , así como también el cese a la represión contra el Movimiento Unificado de Campesinos del Aguán (MUCA), por parte de militares y policías que mantienen desde hace varios días sitiada la zona del Aguán .
- Published on Saturday, 04 December 2010 20:28
The European Assembly for Climate Justice, which took place in Brussels from 26th to 29th November, brought over 250 people from 10 European countries together for 4 days of debates, discussion, action, and networking.
- Published on Saturday, 04 December 2010 19:31
Press Release - La Via Campesina
"We will unmask the Mexican Government: Gomez"
(Ciudad de México, November 28th) «The sixth Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16) is already seen as a failure that will affect the future of humanity, as its only result will be to strenghthen the intention of TNCs to divert money away from the climate crisis» stated Alberto Gomez from La Via Campesina international coordination.
«During the last moments of discussion, the proposals of the People's Agreement signed in Cochabamba have been left aside. The trend is to favour carbon market and REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), this mechanism supports global privatisation of forests, jungles and territories.» explained Gomez.