In April 2016, the North Brooklyn Boat Club joined Global Canoe and Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB) in an action on the East River to tell the world leaders who had gathered at the United Nations to sign the Paris Climate Accords that they must not forget the voices and lives of the indigenous peoples of the world. In preparation for COP13, the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held next month in Cancun, Mexico, Global Canoe has released a video from the Earth Day Global Canoe action:
For COP13, Global Canoe has released this statement:
December 11, Cancún, Mexico
Join the Global Canoe!
We, indigenous peoples and local communities, come to the Biodiversity to tell world leaders that we are the #GuardiansOftheForest and Biodiversity.
Because of this, we demand to be part of the strategies, public policies and programs of defense, conservation and protection of forests and life.
Join the Global Canoe, along with leaders and representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities in an action that seeks to highlight the important role of communities in the protection of biodiversity.
Help us by sharing our video. If you are in Cancun you can be part of the Global Canoe action.
This action is organized by AMPB, Greenpeace México, and Coica Amazonía
North Brooklyn Boat Club is proud to have been a part of the Earth Day Global Canoe action in New York and stands beside AMPB, Greenpeace México, and Coica Amazonia in Cancún.