A message from Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now
This December, world leaders will be meeting in Paris to negotiate a new deal to “stop climate change”. With extreme weather conditions, such as droughts and floods, starting to hit across the globe, finding a solution is more important than ever.
Unfortunately, the climate negotiations in Paris are very unlikely to bring a solution to climate change. Over the past 20 years of climate talks, the fossil fuel lobby has successfully diluted targets and pushed for false solutions, like carbon trading and offsetting, which not only are ineffective at reducing emissions, but in fact increase the gap between rich and poor.
We believe that what is needed is system change, not climate change. This change will not be made by corporations or world leaders. Rather it will be made by us as a global movement of citizens, together with grassroots organisations. Paris offers the chance for us to gather and strengthen this movement, so that we are better able to fight for a world that isn’t defined by corporate interests with the control of resources concentrated in the hands of business elites.
If you are interested in joining us in Paris on December 12, please register here. You’ll be the first to know about our plans, and how to get tickets and accommodation.
And of course, there are lots of other ways to get involved. Find out more here
Paris is not going to bring a final solution to climate change. Instead we must make it the beginning of the end to corporate control of our energy.