Saturday, November 27, 2010

Indigenous Environmental Network: Dispatches From Cancun

On November 29th, in Cancun Mexico, world leaders will again meet for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16 & CMP 6) to discuss climate change and collaborate on finding answers for many multi-level questions on how to deal with mitigation, restoration, and prevention of further damage.

Follow IEN as we collaborate with other Indigenous groups and coalitions in Cancun. We have created a new blog for you to learn more. View videos, live streams, and live radio broadcasts.

Our organizations are banding together in Cancun to highlight the stories of local community activists and Indigenous Peoples from all over the world:

-- Stories about dealing with the impacts from the climate crisis that are already being experienced by their communities;

-- Stories about the suffering from and resistance to the pollution from the fossil fuels industry; and

-- Stories about their communities standing up to threats from industries who want their forests to "offset" their pollution.

We will be highlighting stories from communities that are taking real and effective action to address the climate crisis. Communities that are protecting their forests from being logged; that are shutting down polluting industries in their own back yard, or that are creating small-scale renewable energy projects.

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