Climate and energy

Our unjust economic system is driving climate breakdown

For millions of people around the world, climate change is a crisis which has already arrived. Many of those people have made virtually no contribution to climate change, while just 100 multinational corporations are responsible for 71% of carbon emissions.

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Power to the people

To get the urgent action we need on climate change, the climate justice movement needs to build a counterweight to the huge power of corporations. A zero carbon economy will also have to be one which is more democratic and which builds solidarity with those at the forefront of climate breakdown.

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When Trump said climate change was off-limits, the UK didn't even put up a fight

The US has banned mention of climate change from trade talks that Trump’s administration has been holding with the UK. Leaked documents show that the UK raised the issue of climate change only to be bluntly told it is off limits because it is too politically sensitive and a ‘lightening rod issue’.

Election 2019: For the first time, climate change is a key issue

The sustained climate mobilisations since last year have brought the climate crisis to the fore, not just in daily conversation, but crucially in government policy circles as well. The UK parliament declared a climate change emergency last May following big protests from Extinction Rebellion and the School Strikes for Climate.

Frontline communities affected by mining projects call for international solidarity against transnational corporations

Community representatives and activists from Colombia, Brazil and Chile have been in London this week to share their experiences and call for international solidarity with mining-affected communities against the power of transnational corporations.

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Amidst the series of ill-informed and autocratic policies that Trump has enacted since coming to power, his decision to pull out of the Paris accord stands out as the one that will have the most long-term and disastrous consequences for the world.

Andy Burnham’s manifesto for standing as Manchester’s mayor has included the promise to, “establish a Greater Manchester Energy Company, generating power using green technology and reducing energy bills.”

Environment and development groups have condemned the final text released on what is supposed to be the final day of negotiations at the UN climate talks in Paris.

Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:

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Resisting climate crisis stickers

August 2019

Order our climate crisis stickers to share at protests and meetings. More designs coming soon. To see other designs and order your stickers, email activism@globaljustice.org.uk

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Five reasons modern trade deals are terrible for the climate

August 2019

Any lasting and just solution to climate change must lie in changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. Modern, mega trade deals will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. This briefing outlines the reasons why we have to stop these trade deals if we are to successfully stop climate change.

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Leaflet: Change the system, not the climate

March 2018

The effects of global warming are already wreaking havoc in many parts of the world. From hurricanes to drought, catastrophic events linked to climate change are hitting people in the global south hardest.

Yet this global inequality and the failure to tackle climate change have the same cause: an economy that puts corporate profit ahead of the interests of ordinary people.