- 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.
- Published on Friday, 03 December 2010 15:41
December 2, 2010
There are Alternative Solutions to Climate Change!
More than 25 coordinated grassroots events planned across the U.S. and Canada, part of 1000 Cancuns Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
WHAT: On December 7, with the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Cancun approaching
an end, grassroots organizations across the world will be taking the future of the planet into
their own hands. More than 25 coordinated events will take place in the U.S. and Canada as
part of La Vía Campesina’s call for 1000 Cancuns for climate justice worldwide. All of the
actions will have one common goal: to oppose carbon market schemes that prolong our addiction to fossil fuels, and to lift up local solutions that are already reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cooling our planet.
- Published on Thursday, 02 December 2010 12:55
(November 29, 2010) As the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations - CLOC / Via Campesina -we appeal to women, men, youth, children and elderly people worldwide to join the great global movement called "Thousands of Cancuns for Climate Justice" which is a clear demonstration not only that the peoples and social movements are engaged in the debate, construction and positioning of the discussion around climate change but also, that we are denouncing and resisting the model of development that has deepened the climate crisis.
In this regard, we affirm that the Peoples' Accord emitted at the Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is one of the most interesting proposals. We therefore demand that it be debated and further developed within COP 16, along the same approach that it was built on, that is, within the framework of the discussions and proposals of the peoples, social movements and organizations. As CLOC / Via Campesina we believe that the capitalist model based on the exploitation of natural resources, with the idea of unlimited progress, is primarily responsible for the environmental disaster that we are now experiencing.