No More Cooking The Books: No To Fossil Fuels, Net-zero And False Solutions
- Fight For 1.5
- We Need Real Zero, Not Net Zero
- Keep It In The Ground: No New Fossil Fuel Investments Or Infrastructure
- Reject False Solutions: No To Carbon Markets And Risky And Unproven Technologies
Rewire The System: Start The Justice Transition Now
- Start The Justice Transition
Global Climate Justice: Reparations And Redistribution To Indigenous Communities and The Global South
- Fair share of effort from all rich countries
- Cancel the debts of Global South by all creditors
- Grant-based climate finance for the Global South
- Reparations for the loss and damage already happening in the Global South
NO MORE COOKING THE BOOKS: NO TO FOSSIL FUELS, NET-ZERO AND FALSE SOLUTIONS
We need urgent action to stop catastrophic climate change. Global temperature rise must be limited to 1.5°C– anything above this means that climate change is no longer just disastrous, but catastrophic. Even if governments claim this is their target, current plans don’t put us anywhere near on track to achieve this.
It’s also not just about the number, it’s also about how we get there. The multiple crises we face are not going to be solved with more exploitation of people and the planet, and cooking the books. Current government and corporation targets of ‘Net Zero’ do not mean zero emissions. Instead, they want to continue polluting while covering it up with crafty ‘carbon offsets’. We need commitments and action to achieve Real Zero. That also means no new fossil fuel investments and infrastructure at home or abroad, and saying no to Carbon Markets, and banking on risky unproven technologies that allow countries and corporations to continue polluting.
REWIRE THE SYSTEM: START THE JUSTICE TRANSITION NOW
We need a Worker-led Justice Transition – rewiring our system in a way that addresses injustices, poverty and inequalities. This means shifting away from the fossil fuel industry and investing in renewable energy to create decent unionised green jobs and services. Rewiring the system must centre and value care work that is currently done predominantly by unpaid or underpaid women, migrants and people of colour – from health care to housework. But these new infrastructures and services can’t only be built in the Global North with resource extraction and human rights abuses in the Global South. Local and global justice must be at the heart of this transition, through people-owned decentralised energy systems, expansion of care services, locally-sourced food, and green and affordable housing and public transport.
GLOBAL CLIMATE JUSTICE: REPARATIONS AND REDISTRIBUTION TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Climate action must be based on who has historically profited and those who have suffered. Indigenous Peoples have been at the frontline of the root causes of climate change for centuries. Indigenous Peoples, frontline communities and the Global South cannot continue to pay the price for the climate crisis while the Global North profits – in fact the loss and damage must be compensated. Each country’s carbon emission reduction must be proportional to their fair share: how much they have contributed to the climate crisis through past emissions. We must cancel debts of Global South by all creditors and the rich countries must provide adequate grant-based climate finance for those on the frontline of the climate crisis to survive. We must address the loss of lives, livelihoods and ecosystems already occurring across the world, through a collective commitment to providing reparations for the loss and damage in the Global South.