The Clean Futures Act must not leave behind the voices of Indigenous communities As it stands, this bill is greenwashing at best, and at worst, a permission slip for more decades of inaction BY: JONATHAN JUAREZ-ALONZO
Offsets, like tree-planting and direct-air carbon capture, are just PR campaigns designed to mislead people into thinking that the climate crisis is being dealt with.
The reality is that we cannot plant or sequester our way out of climate catastrophe. This greenwashing is only leading to colonial land grabs that prey on Indigenous lands. That’s why offsets have been labeled the “new form of colonialism” by the Indigenous Environmental Network.