For Global Climate Justice
We are living through a period of multiple breaking points – from climate to covid to racism. We know that these crises not only overlap, but share the same cause. Across the world, the poorest people and communities of colour are too often those bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. From coastal villages in Norfolk whose sea-defences are eroding faster than ever, to people living by the Niger Delta rivers blackened by oil spillage.
We got to this crisis point because our political and economic system is built on inequality and injustice. For centuries, rich governments and corporations have been exploiting people and the planet for profit, no matter how much it harms the rest of us.
Like the climate crisis, our economic and political system is human-made. This also means it can be remade. Climate justice recognises that all of our struggles lead back to the same unjust system. Whether we are fighting for better pay at work, for clean water, or against police violence or the opening of a new mine. For control over our bodies or to stop the destruction of forests we live in. We need climate action that works for all of us, not just the people with the most money in their pocket. The solutions that we need already exist and are being practiced, but our leaders lack the political will to act.
World leaders and experts will meet in Glasgow in November at the global climate talks, COP26. Global problems need global solutions. The decisions made at COP26 will shape how governments respond (or not) to the climate crisis. They will decide who is to be sacrificed, who will escape and who will make a profit. So far, governments have done too little too late: colluding with corporations and hiding behind green washed ‘solutions’ that actually don’t exist yet, that don’t address the scale of the problem, and in many cases rely on more exploitation of people and the planet.
Justice won’t be handed to us by world leaders or delivered by corporations. The transformative solutions that we need to survive and build a more just and fair world can only be brought about through collective action, solidarity and coordination, from our local communities and international levels. We are bringing together movements from across the world to build power for system change – indigenous movements, frontline communities, trade unions, racial justice groups, youth strikers, landworkers, peasants, NGOs, grassroots community campaigns, feminist movements, faith groups.
Wherever you are in the world, now is the time to join the fight for climate justice. We need all hands on deck: in workplaces, communities, schools, hospitals and across national borders.
6 November: Join us in actions across the world so that we can be loud and clear to the world leaders discussing our future: we want climate justice now!
7-10 November: Join us for our People’s Summit for Climate Justice where the climate justice movement will be coming together to discuss, learn and strategize for system change. You can join in online from anywhere in the world, or in-person in Glasgow.
No More Cooking The Books: No To Fossil Fuels, Net-zero And False Solutions
- Fight For 1.5
- We Need Real Zero, Not Net Zero
- Keep It In The Ground: No New Fossil Fuel Investments Or Infrastructure
- Reject False Solutions: No To Carbon Markets And Risky And Unproven Technologies
Rewire The System: Start The Justice Transition Now
- Start The Justice Transition
Global Climate Justice: Reparations And Redistribution To The Global South
- Fair share of effort from all rich countries
- Cancel the debts of Global South by all creditors
- Grant-based climate finance for the Global South
- Reparations for the loss and damage already happening in the Global South
Find out more about our movement and message: cop26coalition.org/about/what-do-we-want/
Greenpeace: “Everything you need to know about the COP26 Climate Talks”
Campaign against Climate Change “As catastrophes unfold, have our leaders got the message yet?”
Fridays for Future: No more empty promises – Uproot the System! Global Youth Strikes!
Friends of the Earth: “A beginner’s Guide to the Climate Talks”
Extinction Rebellion: We are unprepared for the danger our future holds.
Transition Network: “Transition Voices on Social Justice”
Emotional Climate Blog (Tony Staunton): Protest the COP26