‘A death sentence’: Indigenous climate activists denounce Cop26 deal
By Nina Lakhani
November 16, 2021
Schemes such as carbon trading favored by polluting nations lead to ecologically destructive projects like biofuels and dams
Indigenous communities facing an upsurge in land grabs, water shortages and human rights violations as a result of the Cop26 deal have accused world leaders of sacrificing them in order to postpone meaningful climate action and shield corporate profits.
The Glasgow deal creates a regulated global carbon trading market – a move widely supported by the world’s biggest polluters including the US – allowing countries to partially meet their climate targets by buying credits representing emission cuts by others.