Members of Grassroots Global Justice felt a deep resonance with the concept of Global Well-Being, and in 2010 formed a working group to develop political strategy and information for GGJ members on the interrelated topics of energy, climate, environmental justice in the context of Global Well-Being.  

Our communities, whose very survival is most directly impacted by climate change, have become a living red line. Our air and water are being poisoned by fossil fuel extraction, our livelihoods are threatened by floods and drought, our communities are the hardest hit and the least protected in extreme weather events—and our demands for our survival and for the rights of future generations are pushing local, national, and global leaders towards real solutions to the climate crisis.

GGJ’s Global Well-being (GWB) program has focused on two core priorities: 

1. Strengthen the Climate Justice movement nationally and internationally. 

2. Actualize the Just Transition (JT) model on the ground.

Global Well-being Programs


A GREEN NEW DEAL FROM THE FRONTLINES Frontline communities have long held solutions to the climate crisis. Black, Brown, API, Indigenous, and working class communities in the United States and across the Global South have pioneered Just Transition frameworks to…


PROTECT, REPAIR, INVEST, TRANSFORM The intersecting crises of income and wealth inequality and climate change, driven by systemic white supremacy and gender inequality, has exposed the frailty of the U.S. economy and democracy. This document was prepared during the COVID-19…

GGJ at the United Nations’ Conference of Parties

Since 2009, GGJ has led delegations to the Conference of Parties (COP) organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen, Denmark (COP15 – 2009), Cancún, México (COP16 – 2010), Durban, South Africa (COP17 – 2011),

Featured Global Well-being Actions & Campaigns

Migrant Justice’s Milk with Dignity Campaign

Longtime GGJ member, Migrant Justice, has been running their powerful Milk with Dignity Campaign since 2014 after Vermont dairy workers conducted an in-depth survey to document the top workplace and housing issues in the industry. Workers then converted these

Featured Global Well-being Resources


Resist False Solutions to Climate Change THIRD EDITION 2021 In the 12 years since the second edition of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse was released as a pop-ed zine, practices and policies to address climate change have expanded and deepened false…

Chasing Caron Unicorns


Powerful actors are using “net zero” pledges to hide their climate inaction. Stopping the climate crisis requires us to stop burning fossil fuels – no magical thinking will solve this problem, just immediate action and system change. But transnational…