Climate Policies that Harm Indigenous Peoples No Solution

Climate policies that harm Indigenous Peopes No SolutionLarge-scale solutions to climate change [search] such as biofuel plantations, hydropower and even forest protection are threatening indigenous peoples [ark]. Sadly, a new UN report finds that frequently these large-scale climate policies threaten indigenous peoples [search] least responsible for, and most at risk from, global heating. Even as traditional societies flee rising seas, their lands are being dispossessed and other conflicts arising from ill-conceived climate mitigation projects. Too often efforts to protect rainforests try to eliminate rather than incorporate continued traditional indigenous rainforest uses [search]. Climate policies that stress industrial responses, seek to maintain unsustainable developed world lifestyles, and cause further harm to the world's most vulnerable are unjust, inequitable and unsustainable and must not be tolerated.

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  1. David B. Benson says:

    Yup. Even those who are usually not considered 'indigeneous', as in the current plans to build large dams in southern Chile:
    http://www.patagoniatimes.cl/content/view/443/1/

  2. Yes, the demand for palm oil and soybean oil in the West is having a hugh impact on the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and Indonesia. It is not necessarily the fuel source that is the problem, but the West's massive consumption habits that need to be addressed.

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