Lome Declaration of Oilwatch Africa on Climate Justice and Food Sovereignty in Africa

Members of Oilwatch Africa network met in Lome, Togo, on 9 June 2015 and robustly considered the implications of the world’s stubborn dependence on
fossil fuels on climate, food sovereignty, nutrition and well-being in Africa.

Participants at the conference shared experiences on impacts of extractive activities on their communities and countries. The conference particularly examined the environmental and socio-economic impacts of oil, gas and coal extraction. The impacts on food production, water pollution and deforestation were discussed as well as the growing trend of land grabbing on the continent.

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Lima,  11  December  2014

The Peoples Summit on Climate  Change,  held  in  Lima  from  8  to  11  December  2014,  is  an   expression   of   the   mobilization   and   resistance   of   a   wide   range   of   Peruvian   and  international   organizations,   movements,   platforms,   social   networks   and   women,  peasant,   indigenous,   youth,   environmental,   religious,   artistic   and   cultural   groups.   We  have   met   to   continue   our   debates   and   share   a   variety   of   ways   to   resist   and   fight   for  the   construction   of   social   justice,   against   the   patriarchal,   racist   and   homophobic  capitalist   system,   for   the   respect   of   the   diversity   of   life   without   exploitation   nor  spoliation   of   natural   resources,   for   the   right   of   the   people   to   decide   upon   their  community-­‐based   energy   sources,   for   the   reduction   of   social   inequality,   and   to  promote   Good   Living   as   a   model   of   life   in   harmony   with   Nature   and   Mother   Earth.

Capital is looking for ways to overcome its systemic   crisis   and   therefore   imposes   the  capture  of  water,  the  plundering  of  territories  and  the  natural  heritage,  predation,  the  production   of   fossil   fuels,   increasing   exploitation   of   workers,   the   repression   of   social  movements,   and   physical   and   psychological   violence,   while   tightening   its   mechanisms  for  the  criminalization  of  peoples´  struggles,  militarization  and  territorial  control.  All  of  this   is   being   encouraged   by   media   corporations.   Adding   to   this   reality,   we   find   is   the  capture   of   states   and   their   bureaucracies   by   economic   powers,   the   servicing   of   unfair  and   corrupt   debt,   and   a   variety   of   facts   favoring   exclusively   the   real   powers   behind  changing   governments,   which   follow   the   mandate   of   national   companies   and   big  transnational   corporations   and   their   political   operators.

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Read more...To confront capitalism and defend life and territories

 

COP20, Lima, December 2014 - On the occasion of the UN climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru - known as COP20 - we warn that rejecting REDD+ and 'environmental services', under the 'green economy' umbrella, is a central part of our struggle against capitalism and extractive industries and in the defense of territories, life and Mother Earth.

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The NO REDD in Africa! Network (NRAN) was at the 2014 SADC Peoples Summit in Bulawayo City, Zimbabwe. The summit final declaration brings strong demands to the Heads of States. The Rejection of the False Solutions to Climate Change, such as REDD+, is one of the demands.

The SADC Peoples called on SADC member states  and Governments to: "Reject externally driven false solutions to climate change embedded in for example the existing REDD Plus, Green Revolution and Climate Smart Agriculture proposals".

The following is the Declaration...

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