World Rainforest Movement

Peoples’ Summit of the Americas

Ricardo Carrere was invited to participate in the Environmental Forum of the Peoples’ Summit of the Americas, held in Santiago, Chile from 15 to 18 April. In his presentations he emphasized on the underlying causes of deforestation and on the need to implement policies which ensure the conservation of forests and the respect of the rights of peoples that inhabit or depend on them for their survival. He also participated actively in the Forest Group discussions, which resulted in a document aimed at influencing the region’s governments (see under Americas)