Reclaim Power 2014 Launches!
A Global Call for Mobilizations in 2014 linking struggles for transformation of energy systems
· against dirty energy
· for people's rights to energy for basic needs
· for public and community-controlled renewable energy
and stopping the climate crisis!
It will be focused on a week of action from October 10th-18th; and on peoples' moblisations in September to put pressure on leaders attending the UN Climate Summit in New York.
Members of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice together with international and national organizations, movements and communities worldwide called on the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Members to secure and strengthen country ownership, direct access, and the participation of the people and communities of developing countries in the design and implementation of the Fund, as they gather for their 7th Board Meeting in Sogndo, Korea.
A copy of the letter can be found here.
Our Platform and Strategy
We are movements and organizations engaged in many struggles for a new world - a world in which the needs, interests, rights and aspirations of peoples everywhere have priority over the profit of corporations and the excess of elites.
In the years ahead, our solidarity and collective action is extremely crucial. Climate change is already having devastating impacts globally and is accelerating. The window for preventing the breach of tipping points and stopping climate catastrophe is rapidly closing.
Climate change is more than multiplying the sufferings of people already burdened by the global injustices of hunger, dispossession and violation of human rights. It is a crisis that also threatens to wipe out vast populations and profoundly change life on Earth. We must act with clarity, cohesion and courage if we are to stabilize the Earth’s climate system and secure a just and sustainable world.
11 October to 11 November 2013
The Global Month of Action on Energy is a joint initiative of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice with other networks, movements and campaigns working on energy issues.
We are calling on people, communities, organizations and movements from around the world to organize and/or join various forms of actions and initiatives that will take place within a period of 30 days to articulate and demonstrate popular opposition to dirty and harmful energy and popular demand for democratic, public renewable energy systems for people and communities. There will be specific days devoted to particular issues /targets – ie a day on Coal, on Fracking, on Oil, on Nuclear etc.
Common Calls and Demands
The organizers of the Global Month of Action on Energy share the following common calls and demands:
No to dirty and harmful energy! No to Coal, Oil, Conventional/Non Conventional Gas, Mega-dams, Nuclear, Agrofuels, Energy to Waste Incineration!
Yes to Renewable Energy Systems controlled by and for People and Communities!
Ban all new dirty energy projects (global, regional, national and local)