Sacramento rally to denounce tropical forest offsets

Indigenous forest guardians and environmental justice “sky protectors” rally in Sacramento to denounce tropical forest offsets

Leaders from Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and California reject state Air Resources Board’s proposed forest carbon credit scheme

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Friday, Nov. 16, environmental justice groups, indigenous people’s organizations, scholars and international forest protectors will hold a press conference and rally at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in Sacramento to denounce the agency’s misguided plan to endorse tropical forest offset credits. Friday’s event marks a continuing push by affected community members in California and the Global South to alert policymakers to the destructive and divisive nature of tropical forest (REDD+) offsets and to call on the CARB to exclude them from the state’s cap and trade system.

WHAT: Trading Pollution is Not a Climate Solution: Press briefing and rally
WHERE: California EPA, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA – outside the front atrium
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 am rally, 8 am press briefing

  • Ninawa Huni Kui, Chief of the Huni Kui Federation, Acre, Brazil
  • Isaac Asume Osuoka, Social Action, Nigeria
  • Marlon Santi, Sarayacu Ecuador
  • Ana Valadez Ortega, Centro de Estudios para el Cambio en el Campo Mexicano
  • Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Pennie Opal Plant, Idle No More
  • Michelle Chan, Friends of the Earth
  • Gladys Limon, California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Brian Nowicki, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch


For more information, visit Climate Justice Alliance or the Facebook page

The event is co-sponsored by Idle No More SF Bay, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, Asia Pacific Environmental Network, Indigenous Environmental Network, Amazon Watch, Friends of the Earth U.S., Center for Biological Diversity and Rainforest Action Network.

Interviews with speakers and organizers available upon request.

Communications Contact: Kevynn Gomez, (202) 222-0709, [email protected]

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