Criticism of the ineffective and unjust solutions to climate change which under carbon compensation and trading pretend to continue business as usual, are mounting amid global civil society.
Affiliates from the Durban Group for Climate Justice - an international network of independent organisations, individuals and people's movements - draw attention to the dangers of REDD including land grabs and the inclusion of REDD in the carbon market and request urgent solidarity in a new statement rejecting Schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) currently being formulated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – and already piloted in schemes such as the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the United Nations REDD Programme. The new pollution licenses to be generated by REDD are designed in a way that obstructs the only workable solution to climate change: keeping oil, coal and gas in the ground.
They urge to sign onto the REDD Statement ahead of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Bolivia, 19-22 April 2010, so that the voices of those opposing REDD can speak with global support.
The statement can be signed at http://www.durbanclimatejustice.org/