Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Grassroots Global Justice delegate to Venezuela, spoke to Margaret Prescod (KPFK) from the Social PreCOP on Margarita Island.
Goldtooth spoke about the goals for the Social PreCOP, the vital importance of the inclusion of Indigenous peoples in climate discussions and action, the Indigenous-rooted concept of good living (buen vivir), and the need for real, sustainable climate action that does not accept false solutions like REDD.
Listen to the interview here, from the July 17th Sojourner Truth show.
Read the talking points from Tom’s presentation at the start of Mesa III: Social Participation in Decision Making here.
Tom Goldtooth is a member of our New Voices Speakers Bureau.