As corporations and governments push "nature-based solutions" to fight the climate and biodiversity crises, on 15 March over 360 organisations launched a statement exposing them as “nature based dispossessions” that will cause huge new land grabs and promote harmful practices like monoculture tree plantations and industrial agriculture.
Asia/Europe press conference:
Participants: Jean Valère Pefouka (NGO Muyissi Environnement, Gabon), Mombo Moukagni (President of the Collective of communities from Haute-Banio and Basse-Banio), Benoît Mombo Moukagni (from the town of Mayumba, in the South of Gabon), Soumya Dutta (India Climate Justice / South Asian People's Action on Climate Crisis / Friends of the Earth India), Kirtana Chandrasekaran (Friends of the Earth International) and Jutta Kill (WRM).
Americas press conference:
Participants: Ninawa Huni Kuin (Acre, Brazil), Tom Goldtooth (Indigenous Environmental Network, United States), Mardy Townsend (National Family Farm Coalition, United States), Brent Newell (lawyer with Law Offices of Brent Newell), Jutta Kill (WRM).
The press conferences were organized by: Alianza Biodiversidad - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) - Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development - ETC group - Focus on the Global South - Global Grassroots Justice Alliance (GGJ) - GRAIN - Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) - Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) - Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) - World Rainforest Movement (WRM)
The full statement "NO to Nature Based Dipossessions" is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia.