This video forms part of the “Direct actions and Defense of the local Commons” series of the Biosphere Defense Project at the International Institute for Climate Action and Theory.

It charts participants reflections and calls for change during a march to the World Forestry Congress meeting of the United National Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hosted at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Durban, September 2015.

Thousands of learners from the broader South Durban basin, indigenous peoples from across the world, and activists from social and environmental organisations and movements from the Civil Society Alternative Programme (CSAP) to the World Forestry Congress took part. Their message and critique? Forests are for Life and not business.