Climate Justice Talks

Climate justice means recognising that all of our struggles lead back to the same unjust system. We have held a series of gathering with leading voices and movements from across the world to discuss, learn and strategise for system change. Watch sessions bridging struggles together to answer key questions that we face in our fight for climate justice.

World leaders meet in Glasgow for the COP26 Global Climate Summit. On 6 November 2021, towns and cities across the world will take to the streets demanding climate justice for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world will take to the streets with over 200 actions and demonstrations taking place around the world. Join the COP26 Coalition for our digital global rally that will bring together voices of leading campaigners and activists across the world with speakers from the main stage in Glasgow.
 
Speakers joining the digital rally include:
Naomi Klein – Campaigner and Author
Lidy Nacpil – Asian Peoples’ Movement On Debt And Development
Jesus Vasquez – La Via Campesina
S’bu Zikode – Abahlali BaseMjondolo (South African Shack Dwellers)
Dipti Bhatnager – Friends of the Earth International
Veronica Gago – Ni Una Menos, Argentina

Global Day of Action Digital Rally for Climate Justice

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 11&12th Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 10th Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 9th Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 7, 8th Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 5th Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 4th Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 3rd Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 2nd Nov

Sabrina Fernandes and Iain Bruce bring you a brief look at what has been happening inside the COP26 as world leaders talk up their promises on climate change, and outside, as protesters demand real action. Today’s episode focuses on the first set of mass mobilisations, ahead of the Global Day of Action on 6 Nov.

Inside Outside – 1st Nov

Our Time is Now brings together speakers from across our global movements and showcases some of the leading activists and campaigners who are in Glasgow for COP26. Join the urgent and much needed global debate on the climate justice action that’s required to tackle the multiple crises we face. Sharan Burrow, ITUC Caroline Lucas, MP Greens Party Colette Pichon Battle, Red Black Green New Deal

OUR TIME IS NOW#1

Next year will see huge battles over recovery packages, economic reactivation and attempt to maintain the status quo. These battles will determine whether we deepen the state of permanent crisis to the point of no return or lay the foundations to guarantee everyone the right to a dignified life and achieve climate justice. Given the immense resistance of political elites, and the inertia of the status quo, progressive social movements need to rapidly build significant power and put vigorous energy into developing collective visions. In this closing session of From The Ground Up we will lay out the next 12 months of escalating action, grounded mobilisation and hope.

Building Power for System Change – Final Session: Movement building for Climate Justice

Covid-19 has brought into consciousness the deep pre-existing health inequalities. It has highlighted how our health is shaped by the wider social, economic and environmental conditions in which we live. At the roots of health injustice is an extractive, economic system that serves to concentrate power in the pursuit of profit through the exploitation of people and the planet. This is the same system that is driving climate breakdown. This panel discussion seeks to reflect on the connections between health and the climate, the public health impacts of extractive industries and how the Green New Deal can also be a Public Health New Deal.
We will be hearing from voices across the world as to how we build the health movement for transformative climate justice. There will be space for questions and deeper reflection for how we organise from the ground up in the lead up to COP 26. Join us as we explore why health justice means climate justice.

Health Justice Means Climate Justice

Forest communities worldwide are on the frontlines of protecting and conserving our forests and of struggling against the impacts of monoculture tree plantations, tree burning in power stations for bioenergy, the promotion of ‘nature-based solutions’ by big polluters and other false solutions.

Please join Biofuelwatch and Global Forest Coalition for this session linking struggles and campaigns from groups around the world to protect forests, wildlife, communities and the climate from bioenergy and monoculture tree plantations.

Speakers from Brazil, India, the UK and the Southern USA will discuss the impacts of industrial tree plantations, forest destruction for tree burning in power stations and the threats posed by the inclusion of ‘nature based solutions’ in UN and COP26 processes.

We will hear about the environmental injustices of wood pellet production and industrial tree plantations and learn about grassroots and community-led efforts around the world to conserve and protect forests and biodiversity. We will also discuss how community groups in different countries are implementing gender-responsive and rights-based approaches as alternatives to plantations and tree burning and how these approaches can help achieve climate, social and environmental justice.

We’ll have time for discussion and a Q & A with the speakers. Everyone is welcome!

Resisting Our Destruction – Forests, Bioenergy and Monoculture Tree Plantations

Grassroots to Global Assemblies

Feminist Climate Action – Building Power at all Levels

This panel will identify and strengthen connections between the struggles for Black liberation and for global climate justice. How can we leverage this political moment of international uprisings in defence of Black life to unify calls for reparations for colonization, enslavement & exploitation, ecological & climate debts?

The session will lift up the Movement for Black Lives’ “Red, Black, and Green New Deal” as a revolutionary platform, one that centres Black communities & Black visions for climate justice. Panelists will use the visionary framework offered in the platform to think through what a ‘Global Green New Deal’ could look like that answers the need for climate reparations and what forms of transnational Black solidarity are needed to build towards it.

Red, Black, and Green New Deal

The Covid pandemic has intensified calls for a global Green New Deal – an urgent transformation of the global economy with massive investment to tackle climate change and address inequality. But what does a just transition look like for oil workers facing immediate redundancies because of low oil prices and privatisation? And with much wider unemployment expected, how do we take the initiative to create momentum for climate jobs on a local level, creating solutions rooted in communities and a real alternative?
This workshop draws on recent research with offshore oil and gas workers in Scotland. While many are looking for better job security, they are not being given a clear path to transfer their skills to renewable energy. The oil industry in Brazil also faces insecurity due to privatisation. Meanwhile, campaigns for free public transport in Glasgow and for a mass home retrofitting programme in Leeds are challenging the piecemeal approach taken by national government and calling for investment that meets the needs of local communities and creates climate jobs ‘from the ground up’. Workshop participants are invited to bring their experiences of mobilising for a just transition and climate jobs in their own sector / community.

The Urgency of Now – Climate Jobs and Just Transition

In this event we will hear from activists from indigenous communities in Chile and Ecuador who are on the frontline, resisting the climate impacts of extractivism by huge multinationals like Chevron and Rio Tinto. We will also hear about how these impacts are linked to the investments of some of our largest financial institutions in Scotland. These investments are intrinsic to centuries of exploitation of the Global South via climate colonialism. In particular we will look at the Strathclyde Pension Fund who have over £700m invested in fossil fuel companies,notably Chevron, and other mining companies , including Rio Tinto. The local activist group, Divest Strathclyde, campaigns to divest one of the UK’s largest pension funds from these fossil fuel companies as part of the wider struggle for climate and social justice. We will also hear more about the global divestment movement – what is happening, what has been achieved and how you can get involved. Everyone will have the opportunity to discuss how we can link with the indigenous campaigns in Chile and Ecuador and the groups represented by our speakers in order to give each other mutual support and tackle the roots of the global climate crisis together.

Cleaning Up Our Pensions – Linking indigenous struggles and Scottish finance

Climate change is causing the loss of languages, cultures and traditions. Bringing together activists and frontline community members from Mozambique, Philippines and Scottish Islands, this session explores how climate change – and the global capitalism driving it – disproportionately impacts indigenous communities, disadvantages rural communities and linguistic minorities.

Coastal and Cultural Resistance – On the Frontlines of the Climate Emergency in Scotland, Mozambique and the Philippines

101: What is System Change?

Rising fascism, crippling austerity, a global pandemic, in the midst of the worsening climate catastrophe has further exposed the structural racism and patriarchy that has shaped the world we live in. The need for a bold global response to confront these injustices and build a better world has never been greater, as has the need to act together.
Our vision and political demands need to match the magnitude of the systemic crisis, the depth of its colonial roots, and reflect the imagination of the movements, communities, and workers who are nourishing alternatives every day.

This session will be a call to action for climate justice rooted in a new internationalism — we’ll learn about the science of equity and redistributive fair shares; we will hear from five inspiring efforts to put forward collective frameworks, radical demands and refreshing roadmaps for action to respond to this acute moment of intersecting crises; and how these initiatives must collaborate to craft a global framework for transformation.

Climate, Covid and Capitalism – Why We Need A Global Green New Deal

At the UN’s climate conference, the face of the climate emergency is cloaked in the little known language of ‘loss and damage’, and usually totally avoided.
But people all around the world are losing their homes and their livelihoods. Avoidance and obfuscation has to end!
Come to this session hosted by the Robin Hood Tax Campaign UK – a conversation between Harjeet Singh and Sara Stillwell – to learn about what loss and damage is, the need for finance for countries facing it, and the process at the UNFCCC by which meaningful action has been avoided.
We’re about action! So the session will end with a menu of concrete things the audience can do to help pressure the UK government to take action on loss and damage.

101: Loss and Damage – Why it matters for global south solidarity

Guardians of the Forest and UK Youth Climate Coalition welcome you to a space to highlight the connections and disconnections between youth activists globally and to share the diversity of struggles and experiences that make our movement so powerful.

Join a panel of indigenous and local youth activists from around the world for this interactive event.

As a global youth network we will share stories of our differing realities and experiences of climate activism, connect issues we are working on in our local contexts and find ways to campaign for climate justice as a global movement ahead of COP26.

The event is free and open to everyone, however youth participants will be prioritised during the open session.

Youth Rise Up – Global Convergence of Youth Struggles

How to Stop a Mega Project: A Tsikbal against Rail-based Megaprojects

When COP26 comes to Glasgow in November 2021, these are the movements organising for system change in the city who will meet it. Come meet Glasgow’s resistance, from Migrant Justice to taking back public transport, all welcoming you with the finest Scottish radical traditions and struggles.

A Spotlight on Glasgow

We are facing multiple crisis of climate, health, economic, social and political. Pre-existing global and national inequalities have been acutely highlighted as has the precariousness of work, particularly for migrant and informal workers. A Just Transition means that workers do not have to choose between job security and protecting nature and the environment. Guaranteeing social justice and providing decent jobs provides the foundation for trust for workers and their families in the future. Any response to the climate crisis must address a global climate justice new deal for workers and communities.

Workers Can’t Wait: Just Transition Now – Building Global Labour Power For Climate Justice

Shifting towards climate-just transport and travel. Covid-19 changed a lot, including aviation, which was and still is almost grounded. On the one hand, there has been an increasing critical debate about aviation due to the escalating climate crisis and the pandemic, and there is a real window of opportunity to restructure our economy in a climate just way. On the other hand, we see a resurgence of greenwashing myths launched by the aviation industry and the unconditional willingness of politicians to return to business as usual without any clear concepts for a real just transition of our economy. This session will present the paper “A Rapid and Just Transition in Aviation” which is the result of a collective discussion and writing process by workers in the sector, climate activists, trade unionists and academics, facilitated by Stay Grounded. We will share strategies on how ideas were generated, how we collaborated and possibilities for delivering the changes needed. The paper aims to propose a pathway and criteria for a just transition, pointing out contradictions and asking questions in order to spark discussion – eg. within this workshop and hopefully be one of many drivers for a real and just transition.

Aiming for the Sky – A Just Transition for the Aviation Industry

We demand reparations. Why do countries in the Global North owe a debt to countries in the Global South – and indigenous peoples and communities of colour in the Global North – and why must it be repaid in order to address climate change and deal with its impacts? We discuss why “climate finance” must be seen within the frameworks of reparations for climate debt, and equity and fair shares, rather than as “aid” or “charity.”

101: We Demand Reparations – Colonialism created a Climate Debt

101: False Solutions: Hydropower

Challenging fairytales of infinite growth on a finite planet, Degrowth advocates that the climate crisis is worth changing our ways of life for. In this session, we will argue that humans’ needs and wants are satiable, that there is enough to go round and we will be happier, healthier and more fulfilled if we root our society in the values of care, solidarity and autonomy, while centring the Earth and its life support systems.

101: WTF is Degrowth? – Debunking the myth of the need for growth

Organizations from the Latinamerican and Caribbean Platform for Climate Justice will denounce the false solutions to climate change. Nature-based solutions, carbon offsets and markets, tree plantations, agrofuels and waste-burning continue to be imposed by governments and corporations in the region. The PLACJC also raise the real, concrete and effective answers to global warming from the peoples’ and the territories.

Resisting False Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean – The people fighting false solutions to climate change and finding alternatives from the territories

This session is a chance to hear, and discuss with, activists and leaders on the front lines of some of the biggest struggles the global South has seen for years, from the Indigenous-led uprising in Ecuador last year, through the explosion of protests and people’s power that took over the streets of Chile in the months that followed, to the continuing community struggles in South Africa. This new wave of struggles against neoliberal capitalism, for social and environmental justice, brings new lessons and strengthens the arguments for an Ecosocialist perspective on the eco-crisis:

1. The main driver of ecological destruction and climate change is production for profit and capitalism’s commitment to relentless growth and accumulation and, therefore, the ecological movement needs to be anti-capitalist.
2. A just transition to a carbon neutral future must be a transition to an ecosocialist society based on production for human need not profit. Capitalism cannot provide social justice.
3. A break with capitalism and transition to Ecosocialism requires a mass mobilisation of people power.

This meeting will explore these themes as part of a wide discussion on how to build global solidarity in the run up to COP 26.

Ecosocialism and Indigenous Struggles – Fighting Capitalism with People Power

Stories are central to campaigns: you need a good one to win. But what does a good climate change story look like? Or more elusively, what about a good climate justice story? As more and more environmental campaigners begin to bring questions of justice into their work, they struggle with knowing which narratives work, and which values, metaphors, and examples can motivate people to act.

As the first stage of our Framing Climate Justice project has closed, we invite you to join PIRC,

, NEON and folks from across the UK climate justice movement to hear our research findings and communications recommendations drawn from 12 months of investigation and collaboration. We will share the results of our tests on Emergency, Responsibility, Hope and Solidarity frames, discuss implications and share ideas for what comes next.

Framing Climate Justice

The climate crisis is deepening across the world and false solutions are being promoted and pushed by transnational corporations and Global North governments, with some Global South governments often in collusion. These corporate strategies are meant to allow polluters to keep polluting while grabbing more land and resources from communities in the Global South. These false solutions not only increase the marginalisation that frontline communities experience but also further exacerbate already existing inequalities.

To fight for climate justice, we need to fight the problematic push for these false solutions to the climate crisis which include Geo-Engineering, Nature Based Solutions, Net Zero targets, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage, REDD, carbon markets and others.

This session will critically unpack the (ill) logic of these strategies and also talk about regenerative strategies being already implemented by grassroots movements across the world and the possibilities for continued internationalist organising and solidarity.

101: False Promises Vs Real Solutions – Exposing geoengineering, carbon markets and ‘nature-based solutions’

A central demand of climate movements has been to move to ‘100% renewable energy’ — but this call could result in a new wave of green extractivism reproducing the same dynamics and practices that caused the climate crisis in the first place. There is a potential for widespread destruction and human rights abuses that could be unleashed by the extraction of so-called ‘transition minerals’ (those minerals which are vital to renewable energy replacing fossil-fuels, including cobalt, lithium, nickel and copper among others). How then do we transform our energy systems in a way that meets the scale of the challenge in a just and sustainable way?
Drawing on the specific experiences of partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America, through the session, we will seek to explain how that ‘green extractivism’ could be potentially worse for mine-affected communities. Grounded in international solidarity with those impacted by ‘transition’ minerals, we will develop a deeper understanding of the initiatives needed to ensure fair and just global supply chains for renewable energy technologies, and address the fundamental societal change needed to reduce our unsustainable material consumption. This session will bring together international partners from impacted and frontline communities with activists to formulate joint solutions to common struggles.

Resisting Green Extractivism – The Unjust Cost of the Energy Transition: Mineral Extraction

Through taking part in and supporting new fossil fuel projects in the Middle East, Western powers like the EU and US destabilize the region and entrench Israeli apartheid regime, including the legitimization of decades of de facto and planned de jure annexation of Palestinian territory. The US, the EU, Italian companies and more are supporting gas and electricity projects that solidify Israel as a regional energy supplier; giving it a geopolitical stronghold. Not only are people’s lives and the stability of the region threatened by these energy interventions, but food security, dwelling security and more are threatened by the climate crisis that these energy projects escalate. Hear from campaigners from Palestine and Europe about how neoliberalism neocolonialism and colonialism play out in huge energy projects like the EuroAsia Interconnector and Eastmed pipeline.

Western Powers in the Middle East – Fueling Apartheid, Oppression & Climate Change

The word apocalypse comes from the word for revelation. The climate crisis, much like the COVID pandemic, is revealing what many have long known: that the luxuries of the few depend on the suffering of the many. But all these crises we face also reveal the possibility that the world can change. It doesn’t have to be this way. Together and from the ground up we can build the world we want and deserve.

Join speakers from across the global movement for justice in the opening rally for From the Ground Up as we envisioning a pathway out of permanent crisis towards a better world.

Multiple Crises, Common Solutions – Opening Rally for From the Ground Up

Featuring indigenous and local communities, who are territorial authorities and elected representatives for their peoples, this panel will convey the latest updates from the world’s guardians of the forests. A global snapshot of community resilience in a time when the struggle has never been so acute and whilst systemic and institutional racism is being revealed as a major obstacle to protecting our planet.

You cannot protect forests from afar. You need to live in them to save them, to look out for the frequent intruders and to protect against the threat of extractive industries, land grabbers and mega projects. Granting communal territorial land title and supporting full sovereignty over local lands is the only way to ensure indigenous and local peoples can be part of the global struggle to mitigate against climate change.

We will convene civil society and activist movements to partner with indigenous peoples and local communities on specific proposals in decisions about avoiding deforestation and other issues related to climate change and the protection of biodiversity.

Join our struggle to transform society from the community to the boardroom!

Nothing About Us Without Us – Indigenous Territorial Rights for Climate Action

In the last five years feminist struggles across the world have exploded into mass movements and tidal waves of militancy. Women’s struggles against extractivism, far right governments, gendered violence and for reproductive justice and a renewed focus on the unpaid work of caring, cooking and cleaning that keeps capitalism and our communities alive has brought millions to the streets. At the heart of this new feminist movement is a rethinking of the categories of woman, work and nature. This session will explore the ecological crisis through a feminist lens and discuss how we must urgently dismantle economic and political systems that sees women and nature as resources to plunder, exploit and harm.

Holding Up Half the Sky – Feminism During the Climate Emergency

Scotland, like a lot of Global North nations, is keen to project itself as a “climate leader”.
We will show the emptiness of these claims as we take you on a ‘Toxic Tour’ of the most polluting projects in Scotland (and resistance to them), while also drawing links to the international context, to prepare our movement for when COP26 arrives in Glasgow.

Toxic Tour of Scotland

The global food sovereignty movement is led by millions of peasants, fishers, indigenous peoples, women, pastoralists, workers and other rural peoples. These peoples feed the majority of the world, are guardians of ecosystems, knowledge, cultures, and ways of life that are at the forefront of fighting the neoliberal, capitalist, extractive, patriarchal systems that have created climate change, hunger, and poverty. Come and hear from our movements how climate justice and food sovereignty must come together, and how to challenge the false solutions that threaten to undermine our collective efforts

What’s On Your Plate? – Peasants Feed the World and Cool the Planet

Across Europe, long-term occupations and autonomous zones resisting ecologically destructive land grabs and infrastructure projects have acted as beacons of resistance for our movements. Come hear stories from the ZAD, Hambi, HS2 and other resistance camps where activists have built communities on the frontlines against climate breakdown.

Jay Jordan, Isabelle Fremeaux, Indra Don and more

Occupations and Autonomous Zones on the front line of the climate crisis – stories from Europe

‘Let them eat cake’ is a theatre of the oppressed piece curated by MORE members, a Glasgow based migrant-led grassroots

depicts the tale of two cities by exploring the intricate link between the climate crisis and structural racism with particular emphasis on the United Kingdom Hostile Environment Policy and celebrates the resilient nature of MORE members in their fight for a fair and just world.

Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment

Let Them Eat Cake: The Tale of Two Cities

Our Time is Now brings together speakers from across our global movements and showcases some of the leading activists and campaigners who are in Glasgow for COP26. Join the urgent and much needed global debate on the climate justice action that’s required to tackle the multiple crises we face. Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Fridays for Future MAPA Julia Steinberg, Lead author IPCC Working Group 6 – Ecological Economist Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) Vijay Prashard, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research”

OUR TIME IS NOW#3

Our Time is Now brings together speakers from across our global movements and showcases some of the leading activists and campaigners who are in Glasgow for COP26. Join the urgent and much needed global debate on the climate justice action that’s required to tackle the multiple crises we face. Tasneem Essop, CAN International, Executive Director Matt Wrack, FBU, General Secretary Sabrina Fernandes, Brazilian Eco-feminist and Marxist Zaraha Sultana, MP, Labour Party

OUR TIME IS NOW#2

In May, a Dutch court passed a landmark ruling in the case Milieudefensie v Royal Dutch Shell. The court ordered Shell to cut its emissions by 45% in 2030. This is the first judgment in which a multinational corporation is held responsible for its contribution to climate change. During this event we will launch a manual that describes how to sue a company like Shell and aims to inspire others to fight big polluters. The manual explains how to set up a campaign, collect sufficient crowdfunding, conduct research and build the legal foundations of a similar case.

Donald Pols – director of Milieudefensie, online contribution by lawyer Roger Cox, various partners from the Global South, Human rights expert,
Several members of the team that helped to beat Royal Dutch Shell

DIY: How to sue a company like Shell?

A Global Green New Deal and how to win it: lessons from the movement and progressive politicians.

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Global Rally for Climate Justice

Artivism can be a lethal weapon of mass creative action when it comes to making the invisible visible, challenging dominant narratives, building community, and regenerating our global movement. Join this intergenerational session to connect with like-hearted souls in Scotland and across different latitudes, as we explore fresh insights into how the arts and creativity enable us to collectively overcome the illusion of distance that keeps us from transforming our reality.

Indian Farmer – pre-record

Tom Goldtooth, Indgienous Envionmental Network

Leonidas Iza

Francisca Droguett, Movement for Water and Territory (MAT) and March 8 Platform

Movement for Black Lives

Noga Levy-Rapoport – UK Student Climate Network

Sascha – Sisters Uncut

Chima Williams, Friends of the Earth, Nigeria

Mass Mobilisation Without the Mass: Ramping Up Global Artivism in 2021

How can we complement the rallies and mass demonstrations for COP26 with widespread global strike action? How can we build on the magnificent climate strikes by school students in 2019 and the broadening of the concept of strike by feminist and women’s strikes in across the globe? This session will examine how we can build power and spread the idea of a global strike in November.

Cultura Planetaria

Climate Fringe

XR Scotland

XR Argentina

XR Colombia

Delight Lab

Awen Films

Strike While the Climate is Hot: Towards a Global Strike in November 2021

Help us deepen relationships across the health community. Come together and reflect on how public health can be a powerful way to address the roots of heal and climate injustice. Envision how the health community can build power and organize for action before, at, and after COP26.

Rosalía Pellegrini – Peasants Union, Argentina

Ben Beach – Rent Strike

Anna Brown, Fridays for Future, Scotland

Sofía Gómez – Fridays For Future, Colombia

Daniel Kebede, Senior Vice Presidnet, National Education Union

Karen Reissmann, Mental Health Nurse, UNISON, Manchester

Noemi Cuenca – Laundry worker at Sage nursing home and UVW member

Bile Jean Ahouzan – Senior care worker at Sage nursing home and UVW member

Building the health movement for climate justice!

So-called Nature-based Solutions can lead to evictions and violence against the very communities who have protected their territories and its biodiversity for generations. In this second session, we will powerfully engage with an alternative to such destruction: the extension of self-governance by Indigenous and other forest peoples, so that they may defend their rights to the land; so that they may develop Community-based Solutions to climate change.

Bryce Goodall (Mossmorran Action Group)

Ken Henshaw (Movement for Survival of the Ogoni people)

Zapatistas / Red de Rebedía y Resistencia AJMAQ

Lessons from the Frontline Pt.2: Indigenous Self-governance and Community-based Solutions

Climate breakdown is rooted in the domination, oppression and exploitation of people and nature. These dynamics are perpetuated and empowered by very well structured and resourced systems, one of those systems is racism. In this session, we will explore the ways in which constructions of race and white supremacy have led to climate breakdown. We will hear from inspiring speakers who have been working towards climate justice for many years and learn from their experience.

Jennifer McCarey – Glasgow TUC / Free Our City Campaign

Gabby Jeliazkov – Platform

Davey Brockey UNITE

Sarah Woolley – General Secretary, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU)

The Climate Crisis is Racist: Anti-racism Today

People of faith have a unique contribution to offer in the pursuit of climate justice. Join us for a conversation with individuals from diverse faith backgrounds as we consider how to foster crucial change on the road to COP26, and beyond. Join us, and put faith into action.

Sir Geoff Palmer

Katie Gallogly Swan (Global Green New Deal)

Alison Orr (Republican Socialist Platform)

Paul Inglis (Radical Independence Glasgow)

Rory Scothorne (Roch Winds)

Alastair McIntosh

Tess Marshall (Undod)

Walking in Faith – Climate Change and Interfaith Action

The militarisation of societies, and the industrialisation of warfare, are major causes of environmental damage and climate change. This session will look at the intersections between militarism and the climate crisis – and how these can be challenged. As one exacerbates and intensifies the other – it is ‘from the ground up’ that we resist; it is from the ground up that we take action.

Dinamam Tuxá, APIB, Brazil

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Damarez Ramirez Mori, FECONAU, Peru

Marisol García Apagueño, FEPIKECHA, Peru

Saul Puertas, AIDESEP, Peru

Militarism, Climate Change, and Global Dissent

The Jewish National Fund operates through colonialist strategies of greenwashing and suppression. Join long-standing Palestinian activists and anti-colonial environmentalists in exposing these abuses and shedding light on the urgency of supporting grassroots struggles in decolonizing the climate emergency.

Decolonizing the Climate Crisis

All over the world, farmers and affected communities are fighting for food sovereignty. But what has this got to do with climate justice? From the Indian farmers’ protests to the movement for workers’ rights in agriculture, we will explore how climate justice and food sovereignty are ultimately the same fight.

Lia (IBON)

Christiane (Ende Gelände)

Nick Durie (Living Rent)

Eco (Oceana Gold Mine Coalition / APNED)

Extinction Rebellion

Esteban (Shale Must Fall)

Farmers are Essential Workers: Building Coalitions around Land, Farming and Food Struggles

Aviation is in many ways the pinnacle of global climate, social and economic injustice. At a time when we need equitable and rapid cross-sector decarbonisation of our economies – the aviation industry plans to double air traffic over the next 15 years. It plans to fuel this growth with government subsidies, tax breaks, widespread airport expansion, and incentives for biofuels. Join us to discuss movements (including those employed within the sector) can work together to take action against aviation industry greenwash and dangerous expansion plans!

Crash Landing: Aviation and the Climate Crisis

Engage with international speakers and campaigners to explore ideas on how to build intersectional collaborations between fossil fuel, forest, and land rights movement builders across the globe.

Andreas Malm / Nnimmo Bassey / Sandra Tukup

Alex Rafalowicz, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Speaker(s) from War on Want, London Mining Network or Partners – Anca/Whit/Seb

Speaker(s) from Movements for Energy Transformation – Dottie
Samantha Hargreaves, WOMIN
Chinese speaker Lo Sze Ping
Greg Muttitt as backup

Making Connections: Fossil fuel, Forests and Land rights

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Movement Strategy #3: Movement Assembly at COP26

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Youth Movement Assembly at COP26

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Access and Disability : Movement Assembly at COP26

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Indigenous Movement Assembly at COP26

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Reparations and Decolonising: Movement Assembly at COP26

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Feminist Movement Assembly at COP26

Our daily movement space at COP26 discussing strategy questions facing our global movements.

Work and Unions: Movement Assembly at COP26

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