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|Asunto:||[LEA-Venezuela] Re: [AlertOilwatch] CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW! - join us in Poznan|
|Fecha:||Martes, 25 de Noviembre, 2008 04:54:57 (-0400)|
|Autor:||Jorge Hinestroza M. - Vitae <vitae @.....net>
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Enviado: Lunes, 24 de Noviembre de 2008
Asunto: [AlertOilwatch] CLIMATE JUSTICE
NOW! - join us in Poznan
Justice Now! will meet in Poznan to continue the construction of
ABOUT CLIMATE JUSTICE
Climate Justice Now! is a network of organisations and
movements from across the globe committed to the fight for genuine solutions
to the climate crisis. We are committed to building a diverse movement -
locally and globally - for social, ecological and gender
CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW!
Communities in the Global South as well as
low-income communities in the industrialised North have borne the toxic burden
of this fossil fuel extraction, transportation and production. Now these
communities are facing the worst impacts of climate change - from food
shortages to the inundation of whole island nations.
Inside the global
climate negotiations, rich industrialised countries have put unjustifiable
pressure on Southern governments to commit to emissions reductions. At the
same time, they have refused to live up to their own legal and moral
obligations to radically cut emissions and support developing countries'
efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts.
Justice Now! will work to expose the false solutions to the climate crisis
promoted by these governments, alongside financial institutions and
multinational corporations - such as trade liberalisation, privatisation,
forest carbon markets, agrofuels and carbon offsetting.
We will take
our struggle forward not just in climate talks, but on the ground and in the
streets, to promote genuine solutions that include:
- leaving fossil
fuels in the ground and investing instead in appropriate energy- efficiency
and safe, clean and community-led renewable energy
- radically reducing
wasteful consumption, first and foremost in the North, but also by Southern
- huge financial transfers from North to South, based on the
repayment of climate debts and subject to democratic control. The costs of
adaptation and mitigation should be paid for by redirecting military budgets,
innovative taxes and debt cancellation
- rights-based resource
conservation that enforces Indigenous land rights and promotes peoples'
sovereignty over energy, forests, land and water.
- sustainable family
farming and peoples' food sovereignty. We are committed to building a diverse
movement locally and globally for a better world. Climate Justice Now!
We are committed to building a diverse movement -- locally and globally -- for a better world.
*Climate Justice Now!*
Organisations who share these principles are invited to join the CJN! network.