Series Number: 79
Editors’ note: This issue of DifferenTakes investigates the Green Economy and the rosy view that carbon markets and offsets are the main solution to climate change. Based on her experiences in Chiapas, Mexico, climate justice activist Martha Pskowski challenges the business-as-usual approach of REDD+, a forest-based program that many see as serving the interests of powerful corporations and governments. She outlines alternative programs and policies that champion the rights of small peasant farmers and rural communities. She calls for cross-border organizing that affirms human and ecological health.
–Betsy Hartmann and Anne Hendrixson