NEW - Climate Justice Unity Statement from the World Social Forum in Dakar

This statement was created by a number of climate justice and environmental justice groups and networks that were present in Dakar for the World Social Forum.  It reflects the unity that was achieved among the groups as part of the climate justice track there.  It's being used as a guide for the organizing that is rolling out from here to Durban to Rio.

Daniel Kim from the Labor Community Strategy Center (LCSC) and Jihan Gearon from Indignous Environmental Network (IEN) were involved in the drafting group and took a lead role representing GGJ , Nikke Alex of Black Mesa Water Coalitionand Jose Bravo of Just Transition Alliance were also involved.

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Climate Justice Statement of Unity*

To ensure the ability and rights of all peoples, especially those most vulnerable, to secure water, food, land, clean energy and livelihoods, and to uphold the Rights of Mother Earth, we are mobilising and coordinating our struggles across the globe towards the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro, and beyond.

We reaffirm the Bali Principles of Climate Justice and the Cochabamba Peoples’ Agreement as central platforms for building the movement for climate justice.

Taking our lead from those most impacted and at risk, we hold the governments of the world accountable to the core demands of the Cochabamba Peoples’ Agreement.

[To read the full statement, download the pdf below]

 

Declaración de Unidad por la Justicia Climática*

Con el objetivo de garantizar que todos los pueblos, especialmente aquellos más vulnerables, tengan la posibilidad y el derecho de acceso al agua, alimentos, tierra, energía limpia y medios de vida dignos, y para reivindicar los Derechos de la Madre Tierra, nos estamos movilizando y coordinando luchas a lo largo y ancho del planeta en preparación de la COP17 de la CMNUCC que se realizará en Durban, la conferencia Río+20 que tendrá lugar en Río de Janeiro, y más allá.

Reafirmamos los Principios de Justicia Climática de Bali y el Acuerdo de los Pueblos de Cochabamba como plataformas centrales para la construcción de un movimiento por la justicia climática.

Haciéndonos eco de los pueblos más afectados y en riesgo del mundo, exigimos que los gobiernos del mundo respondan a las demandas centrales del Acuerdo de los Pueblos de Cochabamba.

[Para leer el documento completo, descargar el pdf abajo]