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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Stopping climate change also means stopping the vampires known as the arms industry


11 September 2019

I am here today, blockading the set-up of the arms fair with you all, because I am a former refugee and current migrant. I have seen my country and people torn apart by the companies looking to sell arms here in the next couple of days. I am a person whose land and community suffers every day from the trauma and pollution that the slow and fast violence of war creates.

Amazonian communities need solidarity, not saviours

A multitude of images of burning rainforest have circulated across social media over the last week with the hashtag #PrayfortheAmazon. A familiar refrain in these tweets and posts has been: if billionaires could dig in their pockets for Notre Dame, why won’t they save the Amazon?

Why today's trade deals are incompatible with climate action

Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. As the G7 met at the weekend, unprecedented fires were raging in the Amazon, symbolising a climate emergency that gets more serious by the day. But while world leaders express concern about the Amazon fires, they continue to pursue the very policies which drive climate change, including ever deeper free trade deals.

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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.