NO to nature-based dispossessions!

by Various organisations & networks from across the world | 24 Sep 2021

In a statement released this 2 November, 257 organisations, networks and movements from 61 countries say NO to “Nature-Based Solutions”, a concept that governments and corporations are peddling at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

The statement warns that behind the “Nature-Based Solutions” marketing front, “nature-based dispossessions” and harmful practices such as monoculture tree plantations and industrial agriculture lurk.


Groups call on movements and organizations committed to climate, environmental and social justice to sign statement unequivocally rejecting “Nature-Based Solutions” and all offset schemes.

Such schemes are not designed to address the climate crisis. Their primary function is to buy another decade or two of unrestrained corporate profiteering from fossil carbon extraction and industrial agriculture while increasing outside control over community territories. Time has run out for such distractions. Only a rapid, time-bound plan to leaving the remaining coal, oil and gas reserves in the ground and industrial agriculture overhauled will avert catastrophic climate chaos.

Reject Nature-Based Solutions as a new form of corporate land grabbing and greenwashing!
Say NO to nature-based dispossessions!

The statement remains open for organisational signatures until the end of 2021

Sign the statement here:

Initial signatories

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
Alianza Biodiversidad
Asian Pacific Movement on Debt and Development
ETC group
Focus on the Global South
Global Grassroots Justice Alliance (GGJ)
Friends of the Earth International (FoEI)
Indigenous Climate Action (ICA)
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
World March of Women (WMW)
World Rainforest Movement (WRM)

Movements, regional and international organisations

ActionAid International
FIAN International
Gender Action
Global Forest Coalition
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
La Via Campesina
WoMin African Alliance
NGO Forum on ADB
No REDD in Africa Network
Oilwatch Latin America
Plataforma Latinoamericana y del Caribe de
Justicia Climática
Society for International Development (SID)
Stay Grounded
Third World Network

National organisations

Asociación de Parques Nacionales, Argentina
Fundación "Dr. Ramón Carrillo" Chaco, Argentina
Fundación Vertientes de Saldan, Argentina
Movimiento Nacional de Salud LAICRIMPO, Argentina
Observatorio del Agua - Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia SJB, Argentina
Proyecto "Producción, circulación y consumo de alimentos y plantas
medicinales en situaciones de resistencia y subalternidad" Secty
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Tendencia Revolucionaria Peronista Seccion Prensa , Argentina
Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad y la Naturaleza
de América Latina - UCCSNAL , Argentina
XR Argentina
Aid/Watch, Australia
Climate Justice Programme, Australia
ÖBV-Via Campesina Austria
CETRI - Centre Tricontinental, Belgium
Food & Water Action Europe
Green Finance Observatory ASBL, Belgium
No Deal For Nature, Belgium
Bolivia Libre de Transgenicos, Bolivia
Consumidores Conscientes, Bolivia
Aliança RECOs - Redes de Cooperação Comunitária Sem Fronteiras, Brazil
Alternativas para Pequena Agricultura no Tocantins/APATO, Brazil
Amigos da Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Brazil
Amigos da Terra Brasil, Brazil
Articulação Agro é Fogo, Brazil
Campanha nem um poço a mais, Brazil
Centro Ecológico, Brazil
Cimi Amazônia Ocidental, Brazil
FAMA , Rede Brasileira Ecossocialista, Brazil
FAOR - Fórum da Amazônia Oriental, Brazil
FASE -ES, Brazil
Fórum Mudanças Climáticas e Justiça Socioambiental - FMCJS, Brazil
Grupo de Pesquisa "Territorialidades e imaginários na Amazõnia", Brazil
Movimento Mulheres pela [email protected]!, Brazil
Núcleo de Pesquisa e Apoio à Agricultura familiar, Brazil
Observatório da Mulher, Brazil
SOF Sempreviva Organização Feminista, Brazil
Propreté Environnement et Santé (PES) , Burundi
Ajemalebu Self Help (AJESH), Cameroon
Mamour Consulting, Cameroon
RADD, Cameroon
Hunter Honey Kamloops, Canada
Mapuche Nation support Committee, Edmonton, Canada
Shaping Change Collaborative, Canada
Villa St. Joseph Ecology & Spirituality Centre, Canada
Colectivo VientoSur, Chile
Censat Agua Viva - Amigos de la Tierra Colombia, Colombia
Colegio Distrital Carlos Arturo Torres, Colombia
Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida- Tolima, Colombia
Defensa Humedal El Cortijo, Colombia
Grupo Semillas, Colombia
Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos – ILSA, Colombia
Observatorio de Expansión Minero Energética y Re-existencias,Colombia
Semillero Ciencia de la Información, Sociedad y Cultura, Colombia
Bloqueverde, Costa Rica
Red de coordinación en Biodiversidad , Costa Rica
APEM, Democratic Republic of Congo
Biso Peuple, Democratic Republic of Congo
Construisons Ensemble Le Monde, Democratic Republic of Congo
Réseau CREF, Democratic Republic of Congo
Reseau Ressources Naturelles, Democratic Republic of Congo
Solidarité Communautaire pour le Développement et la Paix
(SOCODEP asbl), Democratic Republic of Congo
VIVAT Intenational, Democratic Republic of Congo
Transform!Danmark, Denmark
Acción Ecologica, Ecuador
CESTA, Amigos de la Tierra El Salvador, El Salvador
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopia
European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Europe
Aitec, France
Alliance of Mother Nature's Guardians, France
ATTAC France, France
Editions Estaimpuis, France
Europe solidaire sans frontières (ESSF), France
Kerouanton, France
Maiouri Nature Guyane, France
Pitrau , France
Planète Amazone, France
Sciences Citoyennes, France
Smithers and Kemp, France
Stop Precarite, France
Varan, France
Association for Farmers Rights Defense (AFRD), Georgia
Bella Terra, Germany
Colectivo Mawvn, Germany
Forum Ökologie & Papier, Germany
Fossil Free Lüneburg, Germany
Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO), Germany
Lebende Samen Living Seeds e.V., Germany
Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.), Germany
SAN Germany / Seeds Action Network, Germany
ΚΟΙΝΟΒΙΟ -Cooperating Organic Farms, Greece
Haiti Survie, Haiti
ANAFAE, Honduras
Coalicion de Redes y Organizaciones Ambientales de Honduras, Honduras
Equipo de Colaboración y Reflexión ECORE, Honduras
Ofraneh, Honduras
All India Union of Forest Working People AIUFWP, India
Bharat Beej Swaraj Manch, India
Chetana Society, India
Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
Indian Social Action Forum, India
Indigenous Perspectives, India
Movement for Advancing Understanding on Sustainability And Mutuality
(MAUSAM), India
ToxicsWatch Alliance, India
debtWATCH Indonesia, Indonesia
Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), Indonesia
Jaringan Advokasi Tambang (JATAM), Indonesia
Koalisi Rakyat untuk Hak atas air (KRuHA), Indonesia
Solidaritas Perempuan, Indonesia
TKPT - Ruang Baca Puan, Indonesia
Cobh Zero Waste, Ireland
Elders for Earth, Ireland
Nexus Research Coop, Ireland
ReCommon, Italy
Yasuko Shimizu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Forest Protection
Group in Japan, Japan
Galken Permaculture, Kenya
Grail, Kenya
Consumers' Association of Penang, Malaysia
Aula Verde AC, México
Comité Nacional para la Defensa y Conservación de Los Chimalapas, México
Editorial ALIDRA, México
Lab-ETA (ENES-UNAM, Morelia), México
Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste, AC, México
Otros Mundos Chiapas- Amigos de la Tierra México, México
Regeneración Social MX, México
Semillas de Nuestra Tierra, AC, México
Unidad de l Fuerza Indígena y Campesina, México
Inra, Morocco
ALTERNACTIVA - Acção Pela Emancipação Social, Mozambique
JA! Justica Ambiental, Mozambique
Missao Tabita, Mozambique
Plataforma nacional da mulher e Rapariga Cooperativistas/AMPCM, Mozambique
South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE), Nepal
Atelier CCG, The Netherlands

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