Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice

Fight for Climate Justice

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. Our solidarity and collective action is extremely crucial.

The Earth’s climate is destabilizing and the planet is in crisis.

Climate change is multiplying the sufferings of people already burdened by the global injustices of hunger, dispossession and violations of human rights.  Some of the impacts from the 0.8 degrees Celsius rise in the earth’s average temperature since 1900 include:  

  • There is significant retreat of many mountain glaciers which are sourced of water for millions of people.  Changes in rain-fall patterns are causing great water stress particularly in Western Africa and South Asia.
  • There is 80% less Arctic-sea ice today than in 1950. The melting of ice causes sea-level rise, threatening more than 600 million people living less than 10 meters above sea-level
  • The increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing ocean acidification. Some oceans are now 30% more acidic than normal, harming ocean habitats and destroying fish stocks. Increased ocean temperature also reduces growth-size of fish. At least 1 billion people rely on fish for food and livelihoods.
  • Crop-yields are diminishing. And It is estimated that climate-related food price hikes since 2005 have pushed more than 105 million people into poverty.
  • Each year, thousands of peoples lose their lives and millions lose homes & livelihoods to climate change-related extreme weather events.

Even with the so-called ‘climate action’ promised by governments, we are on track to risk 5 degrees Celsius of warming. This will radically change the surface of the planet, collapsing the systems we rely on for life. It threatens to wipe out vast populations and profoundly change life on Earth.

Climate change arises principally from

  • profit-driven and growth-oriented systems of extraction, production, distribution and consumption that sacrifice the needs of the many and the well being of the planet to the interests of a few
  • unequal and exploitative economic and social structures that abuse the environment and breed even more inequality across countries, classes, gender,  race and communities
  • policies and practices promoted by global corporations, rich, industrialized countries, international institutions and economic and political elites that perpetuate and foster these systems and structures

Most communities and peoples of the world bear little responsibility for the climate crisis yet suffer its worst effects and are deprived of the means to respond. They also bear additional impacts stemming from false solutions promoted by those who are avoiding meaningful, effective and just measures to address climate change and instead seek to profit from it.

Addressing these challenges requires profound social transformation in all countries and at all levels – local, national and global. It requires a rapid, just transition to energy systems, modes of production, and consumption practices that are compatible with the limits of the planet and are aimed at meeting the needs of peoples rather than the relentless pursuit of profit.

This will not happen without massive mobilization of people everywhere south and north. What we have done thus far have fallen short of overcoming the persistent refusal by powerful elites, corporations and governments to meet their responsibility and obligations and their efforts to stand in the way of social change.

We need to step up our efforts to build and exercise the power of collective action, in different forms at various fronts and arenas, in different levels – local, national & global  - at a scale never seen before. Let us build our capacity for coordinated mobilizations during critical political moments -- progressively increasing the number of people mobilized, expanding the numbers of communities, cities and countries participating, raising the scale, intensity and boldness of our actions, developing our strength and power to prevent planetary catastrophe.

Fight for the transformation of energy systems -- to end dirty and harmful energy, to fulfil peoples' rights to energy for their basic needs, to bring about a swift change to public and community renewable and clean energy, stop excessive and wasteful energy consumption by corporations and elites;

Fight for food sovereignty, for  peoples’ rights to sufficient, healthy and appropriate food and sustainable food systems -- the promotion of sustainable climate change resilient agriculture and agro-ecology; democratic access to land and land-based resources;  the rights of small food producers;  the recognition of  women’s role and rights  in agriculture, aquaculture, fishing and pastoral systems; farmers’ control of seed diversity;  the global re-organization of food production and trade towards prioritizing consumption of locally-produced food;

Fight for peoples' rights to sufficient, affordable, clean, quality water; for the sustainable, equitable and democratic use & management of water resources;  for the protection of water sources and watersheds from extractive industries, dirty and harmful energy projects;

Fight for the just transition for all workers beginning with those in the dirty and harmful energy industries;  Create climate jobs – jobs for building climate resilience and bringing down greenhouse gas emissions;  Defend and ensure the fulfilment of the rights of all working people including gender and reproductive rights;  Provide sustainable, decent and climate change resilient livelihoods and jobs for all;

Fight for people's safety and security of homes and livelihoods from climate disasters; the rights of climate-displaced peoples and climate migrants; community managed programs for adaptation, resilience building and renewable energy systems in disaster response and reconstruction efforts; the end to corporate domination and profiteering from disaster relief and reconstruction;

Fight for the social, political, economic, cultural and reproductive rights and empowerment of all of our people and communities including indigenous peoples, workers, farmers, pastoralists, fishers, urban and rural poor, women and LGBT,  children and youth, migrants, refugees, stateless, unemployed, landless, seniors, differently-abled  – and their equitable rights to and responsibility for the commons;

Fight for reparations for climate debt owed by those most responsible for climate change and the delivery of climate finance as part of reparations;

Fight for the mobilization and delivery of climate finance by all states as part of their obligations to attend to the needs and welfare of their citizens; Ensure that climate finance is allocated and used equitably, democratically and appropriate to its purposes;

Fight  for the end to deception and false solutions in mitigation and adaptation (“maladaptation”) such as offsets and carbon trading, market-based approaches to forests (REDD) and agriculture ("Climate Smart"), soil and water, large-scale geo-engineering, and techno-fixes, nuclear energy, mega hydro dams, agro-fuels, “clean” coal,  GMOs,  the waste to energy incineration industry, large-scale “re-modeling.”   Stop corporate and private finance capture of climate programs;

Fight for the end to policies, decisions and measures by governments, elites, institutions and corporations (domestic, regional and global) that increase the vulnerabilities of people and planet to impacts of climate change such as logging and deforestation, destruction and corporate takeover of forests and mangroves by dirty and harmful industries, unregulated extractive industries, mono-cropping plantations, trade liberalization, privatization of essential services, discriminatory and harmful migration and border policies, discrimination of women,  seniors, children indigenous groups, ethnic communities, poor families and communities;

Fight to stop the commodification and financialization of nature and nature’s functions

Fight for an international climate agreement that is rooted in science, equity and justice; based on historical responsibility; without offsets and loopholes; aimed at limiting temperature rise to well below 1.5º C;  ensuring delivery of finance and technology and other mechanisms to empower people and communities to build resilience and deal with loss and damage

 

Let us act with clarity, cohesion and courage to stabilize the Earth’s climate system and secure a just and sustainable world.

System Change not Climate Change!

 

The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice

INTERNATIONAL & REGIONAL NETWORKS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • ActionAid
  • Africa Trade Network
  • African Water Network (AWN)
  • Alternatives Asia
  • Asia/Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty (APNFS)
  • Asia/Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD)
  • Asian Reigonal Exchanges for New Alernatives (ARENA)
  • Earth in Brackets [Earth]
  • Focus on the Global South
  • Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives GAIA
  • Ibon International
  • International Campaign on Climate Refugees' Rights
  • International Forum on Globalization (IFG)
  • International Lawyers.org
  • Jubilee South - Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD)
  • LDC Watch International
  • Migrant Forum Asia (MFA)
  • Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
  • Social Watch International
  • South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)
  • South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy
  • Third World Network (TWN)
  • World Council of Churches
  • Campana Mesoamericana para la Justicia Climatica
  • Iniciativa Construyendo Puentes – Redes Latinoamericanas frente al Cambio Climatico
  • Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)
  • Push Europe
  • Young Friends of the Earth Europe 
  • International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)

NATIONAL NETWORKS & ORGANIZATIONS

AFRICA

Benin

  • Groupe de Recherche et d'Action pour la Promotion de l'Agriculture et de Développement (GRAPAD)

Burundi

  • ADISCO Burundi

Central African Republic/République Centrafricaine

  • Groupe d'Action de Paix et de Formation pour la Transformation (GAPAFOT)

Chad

  • Association Pour le Marketing Social au Tchad

Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Ligue Pour Le Droit De La Congolaise (LDFC)

Djibouti

  • Organisation de Bienfaisance et de Développement

Ethiopia

  • Enda-Ethopia

Eritrea

  • Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights

Gambia

  • Worldview - The Gambia

Ghana

  • GrassRootsAfrica

Guinea

  • Centre du Commerce international pour le Developpement

Guinea Bissau

  • AFARD Guinea Bissau

Ivory Coast

  • FNDP of Cóte d'Ivoire

Mali

  • CAD Mali
  • CMDE/ASIAP
  • GIP BIO

Mauritania

  • Association Bien Etre Familial & Developpment Durble (ABEFDD)

Morocco

  • Association Marocaine pour l'Environnement et la Santé (AMES)
  • Forum Civil Démocratique Marocain
  • Association Marocaine pour les Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (AMTIC)
  • Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Sociales (CERSS)

Niger

  • Association Nigerienne des Scouts de l Environnement
  • GOULBI NGO Niger

Nigeria

  • Centre for 21st century issues (C21st) Nigeria

Senegal

  • Union pour la Solidarité et l'Entraide (USE)

Sierra Leone

  • Friends of the Earth Sierra Leone

Somalia

  • Somali Organisation for Community Development Activities

South Africa

  • Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)
  • Amandla Magazine
  • Center for Civil Society, University of Kawazulu Natal, Durban
  • CJN! Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
  • Democratic Left Front South Africa
  • Economic Justice Network of the fellowship of Christian Councils
  • ECOPEACE Party
  • Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) South Africa
  • Masizakhe Youth Development Club, Gugulethu, Cape Town
  • Zwartkops Conservancy, Port Elizabeth 

Togo

  • GARED
  • APED-TOGO

 

LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN

Argentina

  • Fundacion Centro de Estudios Ecológicos de la Rep.

Argentina

  • El Foro del Buen Ayre de Argentina

Brazil

  • FASE Solidarity and Education – Brazil

Bolivia

  • Plataforma Boliviana Frente al Cambio Climático
  • Solon Foundation – Bolivia
  • Campana Octuber Azul – Bolivia
  • The Democracy Center Bolivia

Dominica

  • Campaña Justicia Climática de Republica Dominica

Dominican Republic

  • Brigada Cimarona Sebastian Lemba

El Salvador

  • Friends of the Earth El Salvador
  • La Campaña Nacional de Justicia Climática
  • Unidad Ecologica Salvadorena UNES

Guatemala

  • Mesa Nacional de Cambio Climatico de Guatemala

Haiti

  • Plate-forme haïtiene de Plaidoyer pour un Dévelopement
  • Alternatif

Nicaragua

  • Centro Alexander Von Humboldt

Peru

  • Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático – MOCICC

ASIA and the Pacific

Afghanistan

  • Sanayee Development Organization

Bangladesh

  • Aid Accountability Group
  • Bangladesh Krishok Federation
  • Coastal Livelihood, Ecology and Adaptation Network
  • Equity and Justice Working Group
  • Jatiyo Sramik Jote
  • HumanityWatch
  • Nabodhara
  • Online Knowledge Society
  • Resource Integration Centre
  • Right to Food Movement
  • Solidarity Workshop
  • SUPRO
  • Unnayan Onneshan
  • VOICE

China

  • Green Zhejiang

India

  • Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha
  • Beyond Copenhagen Coalition
  • Equations India
  • Himalaya Niti Abhiyan - HNA
  • Indian Social Action Forum - iNSAF
  • National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers
  • Environics Trust India
  • minesmineralsPeople India
  • Public advocacy initiatives for rights and values in India (PAIRVI)
  • Centre for community economics and development consultants society (CECOEDECON) India

Indonesia

  • Binkai Indonesia
  • GEMA ALAM Nusa Tenggara Barat
  • Insitute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) Indonesia
  • Konsorsium pendukung Sitem Hutan Kerakyatan
  • Koalisi Anti Utang (KAU)
  • KRuHA Water Coalition Indonesia
  • Peduli Nanggroe Atjeh
  • Sawit Watch
  • Solidaritas Perempuam (SP) Indonesia
  • WALHI (Friends of the Earth) Indonesia
  • Yayasan Peduli Nanggroe Atjeh
  • Indonesia Fisherfolk Union (SNI)
  • AKSI Indonesia
  • debtWATCH Indonesia

Korea

  • Energy and Climate Policy Institute (ECPI) Korea

Lao PDR

  • United in Volunteering Association

Malaysia

  • Consumers Association of Penang
  • Friends of the Earth Malaysia
  • Monitoring Sustainability of Globalization (MSN)

Maldives

  • Maldives NGO Federation (MNF)

Nepal

  • All Nepal Peasant Federation (ANPFA)
  • All Nepal Women Association (ANWA)
  • Campaign for Climate Justice Network Nepal
  • Jagaran Nepal
  • NGO Federation of Nepal
  • Right to Food Network Nepal
  • Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
  • Women Welfare Society (WWS), Nepal
  • Civic Concern Nepal (CCN)
  • BBC (Beyond Beijing Committee) Nepal
  • National Youth NGO Federation, Nepal
  • Food First Information and Action Network FIAN Nepal
  • Human Rights Alliance, Nepal
  • Institute Trade Union Policy Institute (TUPI) Nepal

Pakistan

  • Anjaman Mozareen Punjab
  • Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum
  • Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee

Sri Lanka

  • Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform
  • National Fisheries Solidarity Movement of Sri Lanka
  • Center for Environmental Justice – Friends of the Earth Sri lanka

Philippines

  • Action for Nurturing Children and Environment
  • Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL)
  • Alyansa Tigil Mina  ATM Philippines
  • Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura AMA
  • Assalam Bangsamoro People's Association
  • BITS Policy Center
  • Broad Initiatives for Negros Development Philippines
  • Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP)
  • Campaign for a Life of Dignity for All (KAMP) Philippines
  • Cebu Alliance for Safe Environment
  • Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS)-  Zambales, Philippines
  • Ecological Society of the Philippines
  • EcoWaste Coalition
  • Faith-based Congress Against Immoral Debts
  • Farmers Forum - South Cotabato
  • Friends of the Earth-Philippines
  • Fostering People's Education, Empowerment and Enterprise, Inc. (FPE3)  Philippines
  • Freedom from Debt Coalition and its chapters in Socsargen, Iloilo, Negros, Cebu and Southern Mindanao
  • Gitib Inc.
  • Integrated Rural Development Foundation
  • Kalayaan Philippines
  • Kalimudan Culture & Arts - Mindanao
  • Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KPD)
  • Koalisyon Pabahay ng Pilipinas (KPP)
  • Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng mga Maralita ng Lunsod (KPML) National and NCR
  • LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women - Philippines) 
  • Miriam PEACE (Public Education and Awareness Campaign for the Environment)
  • Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MaCEC) 
  • National Union of Rural Based Organization (PKSK) 
  • NGOs for Fisheries Reform (NFR)
  • Our Rivers Our Life OROL
  • Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan (KAISA KA)
  • Partido Lakas ng Masa
  • Partido ng Manggagawa
  • Partnership for Clean Air
  • Peoples Movement on Climate Change
  • Philippine Movement for Climate Justice
  • Philippine Network of Rural Development Institutes
  • Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement
  • Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks)
  • Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PHILRIGHTS)
  • SANLAKAS
  • Sarilaya
  • Sagip Sierra Madre
  • Tambuyog Development Center
  • Task Force Food Sovereignty
  • WomanHealth Philippines

Yemen

  • Dar Al-Salam Organization (Peace House)
  • Human Rights Information and Training Center
  • Al-Jawf Women Organization for Development

Australia

  • Jubilee Australia

Japan

  • ATTAC-Japan

New Zealand

  • Climate Justice Aotearoa, New Zealand

NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE

  • Council of Canadians, CANADA
  • Polaris Institute CANADA
  • FERN Belgium
  • 11.11.11 Belgium
  • Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale ITALY
  • Fair Watch ITALY
  • Legambiente Onlus, ITALY
  • Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI)
  • Ecologistas En Accion, SPAIN
  • Solidarity Sweden Latin America, Sweden
  • Global Justice Now, Swedish Solidarity Network, Sweden
  • World Development Movement, UK
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign, UK
  • Jubilee Scotland, UK
  • Nord-Sud XXI
  • Friends of the Earth USA
  • Global Justice Ecology Project Media Program, USA
  • Jubilee USA Network
  • Sustainable Energy and Economic Network – Institute for Policy Studies, USA
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), USA
  • Center for Earth Jurisprudence,  Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Biofuelwatch, USA

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