ONG’s


Assine contra a MP que acabará com as florestas
A Câmara dos Deputados aprovou na semana passada uma medida feita sob encomenda para acelerar as obras de infra-estrutura previstas no PAC (Plano de Aceleração do Crescimento), capitaneado pela ministra-chefe da Casa Civil, Dilma Rousseff.

Em um ato de oportunismo político, o deputado petista José Guimarães (CE) “enxertou” na Medida Provisória (MP) 452 uma emenda que dispensa de licenciamento ambiental prévio as obras em rodovias brasileiras. Originalmente, a MP 452 tinha como propósito modificar a lei que cria o Fundo Soberano do Brasil (FSB). Como se não bastasse, a emenda estabelece ainda prazo máximo de 60 dias para a concessão da licença de instalação. Ao final desse prazo, a licença será automática.

A destruição da Amazônia não provoca apenas perda acelerada da biodiversidade e impactos no modo de vida da população local. O desmatamento é também a principal fonte de emissões de gases do efeito estufa no Brasil, colocando o país na posição de quarto maior poluidor do clima global.

Várias iniciativas como essa e o Projeto Floresta Zero, em tramitação no Congresso Nacional, colocam em xeque as metas de redução de desmatamento assumidas internacionalmente pelo governo brasileiro no Plano Nacional de Mudanças Climáticas. A MP 458 segue agora para o Senado e, se aprovada, pode causar danos sem precedentes ao meio ambiente, em particular à Amazônia e ao clima global.

O futuro da floresta – e das futuras gerações – depende das escolhas que fazemos hoje. Diga aos senadores que você é contra a aprovação desta emenda e a favor do desmatamento zero.
Zerar o desmatamento é a principal contribuição do Brasil na luta contra as mudanças climáticas.

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Indigenous Leaders Speak Out

Indigenous LeadersThe Peruvian government, recently, has been involved in an intense campaign to exploit oil and gas resources in the Peruvian Amazon: as of 2007, more than 70% of the Amazon region has been marked for oil and gas development. This number has increased drastically, given that in 2004 only 13% of the area was in the hands of oil and gas companies. Given the ugly history of oil development in the region, indigenous people who make their home in the Amazon are extremely worried about the potential environmental, social, economic, and cultural consequences of such a massive influx of oil and gas exploitation. Moreover, the imposition of oil and gas development in the region without indigenous consent represents a violation of indigenous rights (national and international) to determine their own development path (e.g. ILO 169).

Given the power of the Peruvian state and transnational oil companies to control and manipulate the process of oil development (this means marketing, selling, and facilitating oil exploration, exploitation, and production), AIDESEP (the Interethnic Development Association for the Peruvian Jungle) and FECONAU (Federation of Native Communities from the Ucayali Region of the Amazon) have asked for our assistance in making indigenous voices (protest) heard at the highest levels. On February 8th, 2008, in Houston, TX, Perupetro is sponsoring an event that is primarily designed to convince potential investors of the benefits of oil development in Peru. Contrary to Peruvian State’s pro-development discourse, leaders of AIDESEP and FECONAU want to manifest their opposition to oil and gas development in Peru and to firmly reject the entrance of petroleum companies on their communal territories. This decision was made on the 22nd of January in a FECONAU conference, with the presence of 120 indigenous leaders, where three (3) delegates were elected unanimously to send a message of protest at the Houston meeting.

What they are asking for:

One plane ticket from Lima to Houston.
Logistical support for food and hotel for a contingency of 4 people.
Transportation (car rental).

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As you know, Village Earth has been in alliance with Shipibo leaders and indigenous organizations in the Amazon working for their rights to self-determination for over three years now. They are relying on us and our network of supporters to let their voice be heard. This is a seminal moment in protecting both the Amazon rainforest and indigenous livelihoods – WE HAVE TO ACT FAST and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Contact:
Village Earth
970-491-5754
by kristina@villageearth.org