We have a few short years to introduce radical solutions to climate change; otherwise governmental action will be about administering apocalypse in the face of forest fires, the flooding of major cities, crop failure and millions of environmental refugees.
I talked to 'Hands off Venezuela' last night, it was so well attended we couldn't have fitted any one else and the contributions from the floor were good with a critical discussion of what is working in Venezuela and where there are big environmental challenges.
I think we need in the green movement to step links and support with people across the world involved in local environmental and social struggles, I am very wary of global governance that tells people at the grassroots what to do.
The Latin American left although like all things are imperfect are taking much more interest in ecology.
Incidentally talking of rainforests have this on the politics uk site:
Preservation of rainforests is absolutely essential on ecological grounds. One step would be to end arms exports to nation such as Indonesia and Cambodia which repress local populations in forests and support illegal clear cutting. Eco development must be based on local control and the advice of skilled local experts including figures like Benny Wenda of the Free West Papua movement. Here