European Commission Position on Carbon Markets Undermines UN Climate Convention

Coalition of non-governmental organizations and indigenous peoples’ organizations warns that UN will be sidelined in deal that will lead to massive land grabbing

Amsterdam, 10 March 2010 – The proposals from the European Commission on post-Copenhagen climate policy that will be released today [1] will undermine the UN negotiations on climate change, warns a group of forest campaigners. The Global Forest Coalition [2] says the report paves the way for highly volatile carbon markets that jeopardize forest-dependent peoples’ livelihoods, and urges policymakers to focus on domestic emission cuts and finance for forest conservation and restoration instead.

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