Climate Justice

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We have little time left to achieve a fundamental change in the policy of our States to halt and limit climate change. We are talking about a few years because in 2030 (in less than 12 years) we would have had reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 45% to limit global warming to 1.5º C.

Taking this context seriously requires that we get organised now! Neither states, nor intergovernmental institutions, nor green capitalism or the "fourth industrial revolution" are going to save us. Both the rapid reduction of CO2 and methane emissions and the fair adaptation to the consequences of climate change and the scarcity of resources need a powerful social organisation to confront the trends of social exclusion and fascism that already exist.

We are convinced that the fight to limit climate change has to start from a perspective of global, social, and gender justice. The countries and populations that have benefited most from the exploitation and burning of fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas - should assume the majority of the expenses and efforts to reduce emissions. In other words: rich and industrialised countries, and within these countries multinational corporations and people with a high level of income and consumption. Neither the responsibility for this nor the consequences of climate change are the same for everyone: impoverished countries, especially in the Global South, are already suffering the impacts of climate change, and within these countries marginalised populations, especially women. In rich countries it is also the marginalised or socially excluded populations who are already suffering the most: energy poverty, heat and droughts. For this reason, the fight against climate change should start from a perspective of justice - climate justice.

Climate justice is one of the strategic axes of La Transicionera. Within this axis we work to build movement, provide resources for organisation and action, and initiate actions ourselves.

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