Friday, November 27, 2009

Policy Positions on Climate Change – Copenhagen and Beyond

The African Biodiversity Network (ABN) believes that genuine solutions to climate change cannot carry unacceptable costs in social and environmental impacts. Too many so-called solutions that are proposed to the climate crises that Africa and the world face, fail to consider the impacts on the farmers, forests, indigenous peoples and food security of Africans. Not only are these impacts wrong in themselves, they often make climate change worse.The ABN believes that civil society, governments, academia and communities have a responsibility to look for holistic solutions that bring advantages to climate, biodiversity and communities. We hope that the world agrees that genuine solutions need not lead to land grabbing, hunger or loss of livelihoods. Genuine solutions can empower communities, enhance and make use of biodiversity, nurture ecosystems, and increase overall resilience to the challenges ahead. See full report on:

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