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Tord Björk | Climate,International action,Summits | Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


Climate justice movement to converge on UN climate talks

The UN climate talks will not solve the climate crisis. We are no closer to reducing greenhouse gas emissions than we were when international negotiations began fifteen years ago: emissions are rising faster than ever, while carbon trading allows climate criminals to pollute and profit. At present, the talks are essentially legitimising a new colonialism that carves up of the world’s remaining resources.

Faced with the profound crisis of our civilisation, all we get is a political circus playing to the interests of corporations. In response to this madness, a global movement for climate justice has emerged to reclaim power over our future. As part of this, the international network Climate Justice Action is mobilising tens of thousands of people across the world to take action during the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009.

No more false solutions

We cannot trust the market with our future, nor put our faith in unsafe, unproven and unsustainable technologies. Contrary to those who put their faith in “green capitalism”, we know that it is impossible to have infinite growth on a finite planet. Instead of trying to fix a broken system, we should be:

leaving fossil fuels in the ground
socialising and decentralising energy
relocalising our food production
recognising and repaying ecological and climate debt
respecting indigenous peoples’ rights
regenerating our eco-systems
Real solutions to the climate crisis are being built by those who have always protected the Earth and by those who fight every day to defend their environment and living conditions. We need to globalise these solutions and work for a just transition towards a zero-carbon future.

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