GGJ Durban Delegation Goals by Organization

GGJ Durban Delegation Goals by Organization

Community to Community - Connecting with international peasant movements

EMEAC - Support and show solidarity with our indigenous, environmental justice, and communities of color affected by climate change, elevate the issues we are facing in Detroit around environmental and climate justice at the international level

IEN - I (Kandi) will be the liaison between IEN and GGJ. With the transition of Jihan to Black Mesa Water Coalition, as their Executive Director, IEN hasn’t fully replaced Jihan with her work within the CC and GWB Working Group of GGJ. However, I am very familiar with domestic and international climate and energy policy and the work that Jihan and Tom have been doing with GGJ CC and the GWB Working Group. Most of IEN’s goals for Durban will be an Inside Strategy working with the Indigenous Caucus of the UNFCCC focusing on REDD+, stronger language on Indigenous rights and stronger language on the principles on Free, Prior and Informed Consent. IEN secondary goals is an Outside Strategy networking within the civil society venues, social-popular movements and network with GGJ, as a member organization. The Outside Strategy will include speaking on workshops on REDD and false solutions, embarrass the US and Canada (i.e. Keystone XL pipeline project) and participate in marches.

Jobs with Justice - Cross-sector convergence and coordination, forging and deepening existing relationships and practice of collaborating with US and Intl trade union allies and GGJ members.  Deepening JwJ understanding of opportuntiies within CJ work for building a fair and sustainable economy

The Just Transition Alliance - would like to continue the work that we started in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in Cancun, Mexico.  In addition, we want to be representatives from California that does not support utilizing offsets, cap and trade, and REDD’s strategies with climate change since California is a state that is being used as a model for the United States.  Looking at the future of California, we feel that it is crucial for us to take part in the various talks and meetings that will take place at COP 17.  Attending COP 17 will help us maintain a more effective voice in California, in the area of climate justice, we need to continue our work with groups at a national and international level.  Also, we feel it is imperative that we move the conversation in a constructive manner and demonstrate that the harmful effects of climate injustice will not be shared equally. We want to push and ensure that national climate change policies are rooted in justice, responsible, and sane which will create a just transition to a regional, clean and renewable energy economy and future type model for global sustainability.

LCSC - To strengthen relationships with other movements across the world fighting global warming and climate change, Contribute in building the movement for climate justice, to challenge bad US driven policies

PODER - 1.  Connect our local work with UNFCCC and communicate UNFCCC on the ground actions with PODER members/allies.  2.  Work with on the ground local orgs, allies and GGJ to strategize and support our grassroots movement agenda within UNFCCC.  3.  Become familiar with UNFCCC space to build towards taking a youth delegation focused on media communications to RIO in June.  

Southwest Workers Union - SWU wants to uplift the local voices and community struggle inside the US against dirty energy and false solutions.  We want to target the US delegates/negotiators to put pressure to take meaningful action at home to address climate change and stop pushing false deals at the UNFCCC.  SWU hopes to make connections with global allies and share the stories of grassroots movements for climate justice within the US.  We want to participate in strategy sessions and action inside and outside of the conference.  We want to shame both US and Canada for their promotion of tarsands and the keystone xl pipeline, which will bring more dirty energy to texas.