On the evening of Tuesday, December 8th, members of the It Takes Roots delegation called out Governor Jerry Brown of California on his support of false solutions. The group attended a celebration of the Governor’s Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) to protest REDD. REDD allows polluters to continue to pollute and encourages displacement of Indigenous Peoples.
Delegates interrupted the event after the governor’s speech to point out the negative environmental and social impacts of REDD. They demanded that Brown hold himself accountable to the people and reject false solutions like REDD at COP21 and beyond. Governor Brown left the event shortly after the delegates attempted to speak with him and present him with petitions.