GLOBAL CLIMATE JUSTICE
Welcome to the Global Climate Justice campaign page created by a coalition of Labour UK affiliated and non affiliated groups in support of driving the Labour Party UK toward policies addressing the urgent international climate crisis.
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On 26th September 2021, Labour’s Conference overwhelmingly passed a composite Green New Deal motion rooted in internationalist solidarity and a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of climate struggles across the globe. Thanks to the Global Climate Justice motion that originated within Labour International for a Green New Deal, Conference committed Labour to support: debt relief … Continue reading Labour International for a Green new deal Wins Big at the Labour Conference
It’s about power, and how it is exercised. That is the conclusion of a team of experts who set themselves the task of answering the key question: “After three decades, why haven’t we bent the emissions curve?” Lead researchers Kevin Anderson, from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester, and Isak Stoddard, … Continue reading It’s power, stupid!
On Sunday 26th September 2021, the Labour Party Conference in Brighton overwhelmingly passed a comprehensive composite motion providing an ambitious blueprint for a Green New Deal programme rooted in internationalist solidarity. Translating the will of Conference into concrete policy within the next manifesto will be an uphill struggle, as the leadership’s repeated refusal to back … Continue reading Climate Justice and a Green New Deal NOW! : a view from the grassroots
Conference endorses Global Climate Justice. Click the image to read on…
Just days after the decision to block the Labour for a Green New Deal Motion from going to Conference was overturned, and as delegates gather in Brighton for the 2021 Labour Party Conference, alliances are building to pass both that motion, and the Climate Justice motion. In a strongly worded article by MP for Norwich … Continue reading Pressure grows on Labour leadership to make strong climate justice commitments
With only a week to go before the Labour Party conference there was anger and dismay among GND activist networks this weekend after news broke that Labour’s Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) had ruled the Labour for a Green New Deal campaign motion out of order: https://labourlist.org/2021/09/labour-for-a-green-new-deal-conference-motion-ruled-out-of-order/ Having been backed by 21 CLPs and being very … Continue reading Mixed messages from the Labour Party on a Green New Deal
Seven young Germans have been on hunger strike since August 30th. They believe the negligence of political leaders towards the climate emergency is a crime of historic proportions and they are making their action to put the spotlight on those currently contesting the German elections. See the full story below, as reported by DW.com, a … Continue reading German Climate Activists put their lives on the line
UK MPs join with radical politicians from around the globe form a new Global Alliance for a Green New Deal
In an inspiring recent development UK MPs Clive Lewis and Caroline Lucas have joined forces with elected representatives from Brazil, Costa Rica, France and the US to found a new international organisation, the Global Alliance for a Green New Deal. Their aim is to build a network of elected representatives to bring pressure on legislatures … Continue reading UK MPs join with radical politicians from around the globe form a new Global Alliance for a Green New Deal
Event: Debt and the Economics of Global Climate Justice with Bhumika Muchhala – Sunday 27 June 2021 15:00 BST
Bhumika Muchhala event image
Decarbonising by 2030 is necessary, possible and would benefit workers! By investing just under 2 percent of GDP a year, the UK could achieve a 77 percent drop in carbon emissions by 2030. The net benefit would be £800 billion, and 850,000 new jobs would be created in the process. Energy prices would fall, and … Continue reading Labour should make the case for rapid decarbonisation by 2030.
According to the IPCC, limiting warming to 1.5°C will mean: 420 million fewer people frequently exposed to extreme heat waves 61 million less people in urban areas exposed to severe drought Between 184 and 270 million fewer people exposed to water scarcity Sea level rise 10cm lower than at 2 degrees of warming Reduced risk … Continue reading We must keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C.
Climate breakdown is happening because rich countries build their wealth by exploiting people and ecosystems. That wealth leaves them better able to adapt, whilst countries in the global south face the brunt of climate-related disasters. According to Oxfam, thecarbon emissions of the richest 1% are more than double the emissions of the poorest half of … Continue reading The communities hit hardest by climate change contributed least to the problem.