World Rainforest Movement

Statement from Indigenous Mapuche and others in Chile: No to market-based schemes!

Chile was to be the host of the UN Climate Summit. But in the face of a massive popular uprising against the neoliberal economic model, Chile cancelled the Summit and it was moved to Spain, yet Chile retained the Presidency of the COP. The Global Justice Ecology Project and Biofuelwatch collected testimonies warning about the dangers of the so-called “natural climate solutions” being promoted at the Summit, since in Chile, these schemes have led to vast tree plantations, destroyed forests, led to forced displacements, loss of fresh water, toxic incinerators and huge devastating copper and lithium mines. See the video in Spanish with English subtitles here.