Dear Friends,IEN has been part of the struggle against REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), a market-based, land grabbing false solution to climate change, since its conception because it threatens the very existence of our Indigenous Peoples, forest-dependent communities, and peasant farmers.Please sign this petition immediately to reject the inclusion of REDD in the State of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB32. This is a crucial moment in a worldwide battle for climate justice, human rights and the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Please stand with us now!Please share widely.With gratitude,Tom B.K. GoldtoothExecutive DirectorIndigenous Environmental NetworkPlease sign this petition to Stop California REDD, which is the model for doing REDD throughout the world.Make history by rejecting this market-based, land grabbing false solution to climate change which is bad for the planet, bad for people and does not really protect forests.Stop California REDD! Stop REDD Worldwide!DEADLINE April 30th: 3pm U.S. EDTBelow is the petition we’ve created for you to add your name to. Click the button above or click here to add your name, country, state and click – it is that easy!Dear Honorable Jerry Brown, Governor of CaliforniaDear Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources BoardI urge you to reject the inclusion of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) in the State of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB32.The four main reasons for rejecting California REDD are:
- REDD is a false solution to climate change, which makes global warming worse.
- REDD lets climate criminals like Shell and Chevron off the hook because it allows polluters to use forests as supposed sponges for their greenhouse gas and toxic pollution, instead of reducing pollution at source.
- REDD lets polluters keep polluting and sickening Californians with asthma and cancer.
- REDD has no guarantees to prevent human rights abuses. REDD is already causing social conflict and land grabs in Chiapas, Mexico, and violating Indigenous Peoples’ rights including the right to free, prior and informed consent.California must not let climate criminals like Shell and Chevron off the hook, sicken its citizens, nor contribute to human rights violations. California must reject REDD now. Mother Earth depends on it.CC:Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy,California Environmental Protection Agency1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95812Arsenio Mataka, Subsecretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs,California Environmental Protection Agency1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95812Ronda Bowen, Ombudsman,California Environmental Protection Agency1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95812Jason A. GrayStaff Counsel, California Air Resources Board1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95812