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Bolivia: Contribution of Indigenous people to fighting climate change hanging by a thread

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Earth’s forests oxygenate the atmosphere and store vast quantities of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO₂). But research suggests that the health of these vast ecosystems in large part depends on the work of indigenous people.

Indigenous territories and protected areas cover 52% of the Amazon forest and store 58% of its carbon. A recent study found that these areas had the lowest net loss of carbon between 2003 and 2016, with 90% of net emissions coming from outside these protected lands. read more

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All Eyes on Wet’suwet’en: International Call for Solidarity!

This is reposted from the website for the Unist’ot’en Camp website. See the original here.

Updated February 16, 2020: 

For the Week of Action, January 7-12, 2020, you answered the call for solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation. You organized rallies, marches, and rolling blockades. You put pressure on the government and industry. You raised funds, called your representatives, and disrupted “business as usual” all over the continent and the globe!

All of our supporters helped us achieve the major victory of evicting Coastal GasLink from our unceded lands. In the face of increasing RCMP threats of violence and intimidation, we asked you to KEEP GOING, and you showed up. read more