Green Sunday (11/13): Global Justice Ecology

Green Sunday, November 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation.  Sounds good right?  Maybe Not!

SPEAKER: Jeff Conant, the Communications Director of Global Justice Ecology Project

California is ready to implement in 2012 the global climate policy called REDD, aimed at reducing emissions by halting rainforest destruction. California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 mandated greenhouse gas reductions, including participation in a regional cap-and-trade system. Global financial institutions are pushing market/financial incentives, including carbon credits, to implement this plan-more “green capitalism” (an oxymoron if there ever was one). Jeff Conant, the Communications Director of Global Justice Ecology Project will discuss REDD’s emergence in California politics and its serious implications for human rights and ecological justice in the Global South.

Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination. It aims to build bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts. Within this framework, our programs focus on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, protection of native forests and climate justice. We use the issue of climate change to demonstrate these interconnections. Global Justice Ecology Project is the North American Focal Point of the Global Forest Coalition.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green
Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.