World Rainforest Movement

Declaration of the People’s Summit on Climate Change, Lima, Peru

Cumbre_de_los_pueblosThe People’s Summit on Climate Change was held December 8-11 in opposition to the false solutions being discussed at the UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru. In its rejection of the privatization and financialization of nature, the People’s Summit demanded “recognition of the territorial ownership of communities who have traditionally lived on their lands.” At the same time, it firmly condemned “external control of territories and the negotiation and implementation of false climate solutions.” The Peoples’ Summit also declared that mechanisms like the carbon market, REDD+, agrofuels, so-called “clean” hydroelectric power, etc., are capitalist strategies aimed at greater accumulation. Read the full declaration here: