- Oct 27 2022
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carbon Offsets at COP 27: Poison Pill for the Planet, Farmers and Communities
Carbon offsets are ballooning in voluntary and compliance markets, threatening to undermine global climate goals by propping up fossil fuels and unsustainable farming practices, while harming vulnerable communities. Despite these impacts and significant problems with the scientific integrity of offsets, global leaders are convening in November at COP 27 in Egypt to further solidify an international carbon offset program. Unfortunately, the United States is a major driver of offset policies, creating new “Climate Smart” agriculture programs and facilitating longstanding carbon trading networks that are laying the foundation for this international offset scheme.
Please join us October 27 at noon for this important briefing where we will discuss the growth of carbon offsets, the harms they cause communities in the US and around the world, and real solutions to address the climate crisis while building a more just and equitable world.
- Thomas Joseph, Indigenous Environmental Network
- Antonio Tovar, National Family Farm Coalition
- Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, College of the Atlantics
- Laurie Williams: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
- Ben Lilliston: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
This webinar is cosponsored by: Clean Energy Alliance, CO Dem Party – Energy and Environmental Initiative, Empower Our Future, Food & Water Watch, Greenpeace USA, Indigenous Environmental Network, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, National Family Farm Coalition, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility