How do false climate solutions violate human rights in Thailand?
#ClimateJustice #LandRightsNow 🌱 Did you know that false climate solutions in Thailand are not only failing to address the climate crisis but are also violating the human rights of grassroots communities?
Under the guise of a “climate solution”, the Thai government issued the Forest Reclamation Policy based on NCPO Orders 64 and 66 of 2014, following its participation in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (PCPF), a global partnership funded by the World Bank.
This greenwashing policy is being exploited by the Thai government to criminalize and evict from their land those it deems undesirable! Alarmingly, the authoritarian application of this policy has already affected over 25,000 poor villagers and Indigenous Peoples.
The distressing situation of the Sab Wai villagers is a stark example of this abuse of power, where 14 individuals have been unjustly convicted of trespassing, utilizing, and clearing land in Sai Thong national park.
#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings
✊We urge the Thai government to stop misusing false climate solutions like the Forest Reclamation Policy as a strategic tool to criminalize innocent people! Instead, the Thai authorities must recognize them as "Guardians of the forest", and hold accountable the businesses and capitalist investors who are the real culprits of climate change!
🌱Thailand must shift to an Intersectional Feminist, Just, Inclusive, and Green Transition, ensuring that communities' voices are heard and central in the planning and implementation phases of all climate mitigation measures!
While you are here…
Check out our impact and work to #SaveSabWaiVillagers from jail, forced evictions, and extreme poverty and to denounce Thailand’s false climate solutions:
#SaveSabWaiVillagers: Digital campaign supporting Manushya Foundation’s efforts on Sab Wai case.
#SaveSabWaiVillagers from unfair land eviction!, 2 February 2023
News Release: Thailand: Stop Forced Evictions of 14 Sab Wai Villagers facing Extreme Poverty & Homelessness!, 5 August 2022
All you need to know about the main demands of our People’s Declaration!, 1st December 2022
#FightRacism - Thailand is a Paradise; But only for the 1%: Joint Shadow Civil Society Report on the Implementation of ICERD: Replies to the List of Themes CERD/C/THA/Q/4-8 105th CERD session (15 November - 3 December), 25 October 2021
Read UPR Factsheet on Adverse Impact of Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements, 29 September 2021
Read our UPR Factsheet People and Planet over Profit, 13 September 2021
Manushya Foundation’s Factsheet to inform Thailand’s Third UPR: Thailand's False Climate Solutions with Bad Forest Conservation Laws, 13 September 2021
Manushya Foundation’s Factsheet to inform Thailand’s Third UPR: Khon Isaan, 9 September 2021
Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Land-related rights, forest conservation laws and climate change policies, 25 March 2021
Racial Discrimination in Thailand: Joint Civil Society Report: List of Themes to be considered by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for the review of the combined fourth to eighth periodic reports of Thailand (CERD/C/THA/4-8), 2020
News Release: Thailand: Ensure the provision of fair justice & effective remedy to land rights defenders unfairly criminalised in the Sai Thong National Park Case, 8 July 2019
Joint Statement: Human Rights Organisations urge Thai government to drop all charges against women land and human rights defenders in Ban Sap Wai community, 24 June 2019
Submission of Urgent Action to 7 UN Special Rapporteurs: #SaveSabWaiVillagers from going to jail! The unfair criminalization of 14 villagers under Thailand’s Forest Reclamation Policy, 23 June 2019
News Release: Thailand: End the unfair criminalisation of land rights defenders in Sai Thong National Park, 19 June 2019
New Year Donation for #SaveSabWaiVillagers & #JusticeForPhichit, (27 December 2022), available at:https://www.manushyafoundation.org/post/new-year-donation-for-savesabwaivillagers-justiceforphichit
How we seek Justice before the UN to #SaveSabWaiVillagers from forced evictions and extreme poverty, (10 August 2022), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/post/how-we-seek-justice-before-the-un-to-savesabwaivillagers-from-forced-evictions-and-extreme-poverty
NEWS RELEASE: Thailand: Stop Forced Evictions of 14 Sab Wai Villagers facing Extreme Poverty & Homelessness!, (5 August 2022), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/news-release-savesabwaivillagers-5-august-2022
Thailand: Stop Forced Evictions of 14 Sab Wai Villagers facing Extreme Poverty & Homelessness!, (5 August 2022), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/post/thailand-stop-forced-evictions-of-14-sab-wai-villagers-facing-extreme-poverty-homelessness
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