Build a movement of movements for Climate Justice

Tord Björk | Climate,Friends of the Earth,popular movements,Summits | Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Activities at the Klimaforum09 towards building a movement of movements for climate justice
We call for contributing towards building a movement of movements for climate justice by three broader activities at the Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen in December:

1. Building a constructive programme for solving the climate crisis by changing production and consumption models providing jobs or access to resources for everyone.

2. How to strengthen cooperation among movements based in communities and daily life experiences as well as political struggles at national and international level aiming at changing society built on climate justice solutions.

3. How to build a movement of movements for climate justice beyond the Copenhagen Summit planning for actions in 2010 and afterwards.

We want as broad cooperation as possible in preparing of these activities and see them as a contribution to the declaration process initiated by Klimaforum09. The political basis for the activities we propose will be (links to the statements below):

* The political platform for Klimaforum09
* The political platform for Climate Justice Action
* The political platform of Climate Justice Now! network established on Bali 2007
* The statements by Peoples Campaign against Climate Change including the outcome of the coming meeting in Bangkok in October 2009
* The statement by the assembly of climate justice movements at the World Social Forum in Belem in January 2009
* The statements by the preparatory assembly of European Social Forum and the ESF network on climate change in Vienna in June 2009
* Stop the Violence Against Oil War Refugees! statement September 2009

A constructive programme

It is necessary to develop further a constructive programme for both industrial, urban and rural models for sustainable patterns of production and consumption. Building on other activities at Klimaforum seminars on food souvereignity and bringing these together complementing when necessary into a coherent programme for alternative industrial production and reforms of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and urban planning to promote a sustainable society as well as a consumption model based on global justice.*

Movement cooperation

There is a need to strengthen the cooperation between environmental, peasant, women’s, indigenous, pacifist, trade union, urban and other movements to promote a common struggle for climate justice and against repression and criminalisation of popular movements. To strengthen this cooperation this activity is based on preparatory experience exchange and discussing at the forum these experiences to develop better cooperation in the future.

Actions and building a movement of movements 2010 and onwards

This activity we want to be a core activity of the Klimaforum including both regional discussions and discussions among different movements with the aim to jointly contribute to a plan ahead for a movement of movements for climate justice.

Friends of the Earth Sweden

Tord Björk
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You find all the statements in this blog below. You also find the first five via url-addresses here:

* The political platform for Klimaforum09
http://www.klimaforum09.org/Declaration

* The political platform for Climate Justice Action
http://www.climate-justice-action.org

* The political platform of Climate Justice Now!
https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/cjn

* The statements by Peoples Campaign against Climate Change including the outcome of the coming meeting in Bangkok in October 2009
http://peoplesclimatemovement.net/content/view/13/26
http://peoplesclimatemovement.net/content/view/67/2

* The statement by the assembly of climate justice movements at the World Social Forum in Belem in January 2009
http://www.grassrootsonline.org/news/press-releases/climate-justice-assembly-declaration

* The statements by the preparatory assembly of European Social Forum and the ESF network on climate change in Vienna in June 2009
http://www.aktivism.info/socialforumjourney/?p=566

* Stop the Violence Against Oil War Refugees! statement September 2009
http://www.aktivism.info/socialforumjourney/?p=560

** Among the inspiration for this constructive programme from the Nordic countries region is the plan made by the 3F trade union in Denmark together with the Ecological council to promote green jobs, the call for jobs, climate and welfare by SEKO trade union in Sweden together with Friends of the Earth Sweden and the Common Welfare Network and the sustainable global justice consumption report made by Coalition for Environment and Development in Finland. At the international level the environmental space studies based on global fair shares made Friends of the Earth groups in all parts of the world as an inspiration as well as other similar efforts by popular movements.

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