Indigenous leaders embark on bus tour across Europe to save their forests
The Guardians of the Forest delegation will make its first stop in the Climate Alliance City of Cologne today. “We support these indigenous forest peoples in their struggle to save their territories,” affirms Cologne’s Mayor Andreas Wolter, who will welcome the indigenous leaders in city hall. In the run up to the UN Climate Summit, the leaders will meet with decision makers throughout Germany, France, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. Indigenous peoples the world over are struggling against megaprojects and resource extraction in their territories. With Climate Alliance’s support, the City of Cologne has recently taken concrete steps to support indigenous peoples in their efforts. The delegates hope to find allies during their tour to help them protect their forests and prevent climate change.
Photo: Palm oil plantations in Peru