New Video: A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests
Over the course of a year, our friends at Global Justice Ecology Project, with the Global Forest Coalition, documented the impacts of and resistance to REDD, in Cancun and Chiapas, Mexico; in Acre, Brazil; and among environmental justice communities in California. We are excited to announce the premiere of “A Darker Shade of Green,” which puts this work into the compelling form of a short, sharp video.
As policies and programs to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and to enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+) are promoted around the world by global and national elites, Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities are raising the alarm that these programs will have serious negative impacts – and will not reduce the cascading threats of the climate crisis. This 28-minute documentary introduces the many concerns about REDD from the perspective of the people who are most impacted, featuring interviews and testimonies from Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda, India, and California.