With COP26 in Overtime, Draft Deal Denounced as 'Clear Betrayal by Rich Nations'
"Instead of funding for loss and damage, what we have is yet another greenwash that will ensure genocide by extreme weather events in developing countries," said Climate Action Network South Asia director Sanjay Vashist. Read More: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/13/cop26-overtime-draft-deal-denounced-clear-betrayal-rich-nations
Make ecocide a crime against humanity
The campaign to make ecocide a crime is not a new one. ‘Stop Ecocide’ was the brainchild and life’s work of the incredible, late Polly Higgins, a Scottish barrister and activist. Today, environmentalists the world over are seeking to finally get her proposals onto the statute books. Read More: https://www.euronews.com/2021/11/09/cop26-make-ecocide-a-crime-against-humanity-view
No environmental justice without gender justice
Rural Indigenous and peasant women from Mexico, Guatemala and Peru expressed concerns about the combination of patriarchal views and extractivism, which is reflected when companies negotiate with community leaders without taking women into consideration. Read More: https://piedepagina.mx/no-environmental-justice-without-gender-justice/
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Immigrants Like Me Experience Two Ends of the Climate Crisis
“Living here in London, safe from catastrophic cyclones while my family lives under existential threat from the climate, strikes me as deeply unjust,” writes Nyeleti Brauer-Maxaiea, co-founder of Choked Up, a group of brown and black teenagers who want the right to breathe clean air. Read More: https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2021/11/04/climate-crisis-immigrants-diaspora
Defund the Global Climate Wall
All together, the world’s largest polluters are compounding one human-made disaster with another one. They are constructing a world of more than 63 border walls, with tens of thousands of border guards, and spending billions on technologies that blockade and criminalize people in desperate situations rather than assist them. More than 44,000 people (a vast undercount, according to researchers of the International Organization on Migration) have died crossing borders from 2014 to 2020, in both the world’s deserts or seas. And tens of thousands of others are incarcerated in a global network of more than 2,000 detention centers, while companies in the border industry anticipate more contracts in a roiling, intensifying climate crisis. Read More: https://roarmag.org/essays/defund-the-global-climate-wall/
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