091214 Press release: Saving the rain forest and transition to sustainable forestry

Invitation: Seminar and Press conference – Monday, December 14th

Time: 10-12
Place: Klimaforum, Copenhagen, DGI byen, red room
Press conference directly afterwards:
Time: 12.15
Place: Klimaforum, Copenhagen, DGI byen, press room
What is the role of forest degradation and deforestation in the climate negotiations, and what are the latest developments in the REDD negotiations? We demand socially and ecologically sustainable forestry in the North and the South. Environmetalists, small farmers, forest dwellers and indigenous people will be present.

– We have organized this seminar because current proposals for forestry and land use in the climate negotiations are threatening to commodify the forest, says Ellie Cijvat, chair person for Friends of the Earth Sweden (Miljöförbundet Jordens Vänner, MJV).
– Sweden and Finland are playing dubious roles by proposing to base emission credits on future possible deforestation, creating future profits for large forestry industry instead of promoting biodiversity, reducing emissions, continues Ellie.

Dag Fredriksson, Friends of the Earth Sweden / Miljöförbundet Jordens Vänner
Torgny Östling, Via Campesina Sweden / NOrdBruk
Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition
Luiz Henrique Gomes de Morua, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra
Camila Moreno, Friends of the Earth Brazil
Juan Carlos Carrasco Rueda, Consejo Nacional dos Seringeros
Mario Palacios, CAOI, representing indigenous people from Peru
Ellie Cijvat, Friends of the Earth Sweden, +46 73 778 2242

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