The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), a collaborative of over 35 community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities to forge a scalable, and socio-economically just transition away from unsustainable energy towards local living economies to address the root causes of climate change on July 9th, sent out a statement in response to the Climate Action Plan announced by President Obama.
Scientists have spoken frequently over the last decade warning of the rising levels of "greenhouse gases" in earth's atmosphere. The increase in these gases has been linked to higher surface tempatures, increased storm activity and rising sea levels. As Science Now reports, these gases are about to reach a milestone high not seen on this planet since the Pliocene era.
The attached document is the statement that CJA/Just Transition Campaign groups are putting out post Sandy. It has evolved out of 2 different pieces that Ife, Kandi, and Movement Generation had drafted. It includes a new quote from a Grassroots Intl partner from Haiti and it names us as community groups & movements engaged in developing a Just Transition campaign.
hosted by Eric Mann on 10/30/2012
If Measure J passes, the MTA will get tens of billions of dollars to spend in the near future, but borrowed against a 30-year extension of a one-half cent sales tax in LA County from 2039 to 2069.
An article from our allies in the Indigenous Environmental Network as they confront California lawmakers about the inclusion of REDD in CA's Global Warming Solution Act. California is shaping policy that will affect not only local but international solutions to the growing crisis of climate change.
Barry Commoner, who inspired a generation or three of left radical environmentalists, died in New York on September 30th. He was a founder of the modern environmental movement, an anti-war activist, and a powerful critic of capitalism.
Simon Butler of Climate Change/Social Change examines the latest weather as the United States was hit by freak storms, intense heatwaves, prolonged drought, huge floods and out-of-control bushfires that have burnt out more than 2.1 million acres.
Tammy Luu and Francisca Porchas: Their Report from the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainability
hosted by Eric Mann on 06/19/2012
Listen to the report back from Tammy Luu and Francisca Porchas who attended the People's Summit in Rio as two of thousands of activists from around the world who went to Rio to put pressure on the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainability.
June 5th starts a Week of Action leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development on June 20th. Grassroots Global Justice is calling on all its allies to sign a petition to the US State department rejecting the false solutions of a "Green Economy"