Climate justice Building a movement for climate justice, in solidarity with communities already affected by climate change

24 September 2014

Yesterday's climate summit in New York was a historic moment with 400 000 people demanding climate justice on the streets outside, more than 2 800 events organised by citizens in 166 countries worldwide, and 120 heads of state agreeing to action on climate change. Yet real action from the European Union – amongst others – was curiously missing.

European Commission President Barroso indicated that the EU is set to continue its business as usual approach to meeting its climate responsibilities, with EU climate targets for 2030 set to be agreed in October.

22 September 2014

Days before the biggest-ever meeting of world leaders gather for climate talks in New York hundreds of thousands marched around the world to demand climate justice, standing with climate and dirty energy-affected communities worldwide.

However, Friends of the Earth Europe is concerned that the September 23 'talk shop' will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of setting the groundwork for an ambitious international climate agreement

Our world is already experiencing man-made climate change, including here in Europe. The overconsumption of resources is contributing to the climate crisis and increasing social inequality within and between countries.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe believes the rich industrialised countries most responsible for the climate crisis, including Europe, must act first and fastest to combat it in ways that do not deepen social injustice.

 

Real solutions to climate change are available. We are working to build and strengthen a movement for climate justice and to promote genuine solutions to the climate crisis.

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