BONN, Jun 12 2015 (IPS) – This week, Peru became the first South American nation to publicly announce its Climate Action Plan, or INDC. In doing so, it may have set the scene for a new wave of highly transparent and ambitious INDC submissions from the continent.
2015 is a decisive year for the climate and environmental justice movement internationally. As we head toward the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France this December–there is a pitched battle being waged between the social movements based in front-lines communities bearing the brunt of the climate and economic crisis, and the very corporations who have been driving the climate crisis and are now the official sponsorsof the COP21 negotiations.
Grassroots Global Justice and the Climate Justice Alliance are paving the Road to Paris and Beyond, beginning with the launch of the Summer of Our Power and building our pressure toward the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation, bringing a large grassroots delegation to Paris to confront our own government leaders, and demand true solutions to the climate crisis. Continue reading On the Road to Paris→