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Chiapas.redd.Statement

Chiapas.redd.Statement

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Statement opposing REDD offsetsread to Governors’ Climate ChangeTask Force in Chiapas, Mexico
Note:
The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, the body promoting subnational REDD+ agreements among states world-
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Message Read to the Plenary of theGovernors’ Climate Change and ForestsTask Force, San Cristóbal de las Casas,Chiapas, Mexico, September 26, 2012
Good afternoon. We are representatives of various communities, regions, and indigenousand campesino municipalities of the state of Chia-pas, and we have entered this forum to take the
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-ment chose not to give it to us.From the Lacandon Jungle, commissions havecome from the communities from the region of Amador Hernández, which is in the very heartof the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, as havecommunity groups from the municipalities of LasMargaritas and Marques de Comillas. From theregion of the Highlands of Chiapas communitygroups have come from the municipalities of San Juan Cancuc, Oxchuc, and Chenalho.
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programs and projects that threaten to dispos-sess us of our territories and our resources; pro-
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to impose for a long time; now they have a newpretext: climate change and the project they callREDD+.
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rural areas of Chiapas for some time now. The
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to the displacement of people, the poisoning of the earth, and have made the peasant farmer intoa serf on his own land. And in every case they
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they pay us to conserve the forests and jungles,or join in the so-called ‘productive reconversion
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it.
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of our culture to put a price on the land or themountains or the rivers or the other gifts that
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the destruction of the world.
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we indigenous peoples know and use well.
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Lacandones, to whom the government 40 yearsago delivered this land that they neither askedfor nor knew well; what we do oppose is that
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the control of foreign powers under the guise of 
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the climate crisis.We also hope to use our few words to demand
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if wishing to demonstrate that even the most
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have not surrendered, nor have we forgotten on
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the image of your event, since they are the onlypeople who have accepted, as they always do,
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