Climate Justice Action

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Climate Justice Action "is a global network of groups and individuals committed to taking action to prevent catastrophic climate change
Climate change
Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions or the distribution of events around that average...

". CJA formed as part of the alternative mobilisation around the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference
2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference
The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly known as the Copenhagen Summit, was held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 7 December and 18 December. The conference included the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

 in Copenhagen, and organised mass Direct action
Direct action
Direct action is activity undertaken by individuals, groups, or governments to achieve political, economic, or social goals outside of normal social/political channels. This can include nonviolent and violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed offensive to the direct action...

s during the conference.

Aims


The Network has a strong emphasis on climate justice
Climate justice
Climate Justice is generally used as a term for viewing climate change as an ethical issue and considering how its causes and effects relate to concepts of justice, particularly social justice and environmental justice. For example examining issues such as equality, human rights and historical...

, and has the following goals:
  • To promote and strengthen the rights and voices of Indigenous and affected peoples (including workers) in confronting the climate crisis. To support reparations and the repayment of ecological debt to the Global South by industrialized rich countries
  • To build a global movement for climate justice that encourages urgent action to avoid catastrophic climate change.
  • To highlight the critical role of biodiversity in weathering the climate crisis, and to defend the existence of all species.
  • To expose the roles of false and market-based climate “solutions” as well as corporate domination of climate negotiations in worsening the climate crisis.
  • To advance alternatives that can provide real and just solutions to the climate crisis.
  • To both sharpen our understanding of, and to address, the root social, ecological, political and economic causes of the climate crisis toward a total systemic transformation of our society.
  • Our network is committed to working with respect, trust and unity towards these goals.

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CJA has produced the following documents:

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