G8’s hot air on climate and REDD

G8’s hot air on climate and REDD

By Chris Lang, 13th July 2009

PHOTO: David Locke, Flickr

On 8 July 2009, the G8 issued a statement titled “Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future“. It includes a section on REDD, reproduced below. Indigenous peoples are referred to in the statement. G8 will “promote national strategies developed in collaboration with relevant players, including governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, civil society groups and the private sector”. But it’s hardly worth worrying about what the G8 says. Few, apart from Bob Geldoff and Bono, thought that the G8 Gleneagles deal would really make poverty history. The G8 meeting in Heiligendamm was supposed to be a “breakthrough in climate protection”. It wasn’t.

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