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Roundup from Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice’s Activities and Events at Bonn Climate Change Conference SB56

Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice (DCJ) and its members took part in the Bonn Climate Change Conference for the 56th session of the subsidiary bodies, which took place from 6 to 16 June 2022, at the World Convention Center Bonn, Germany to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in November this year. This year the June sessions were focused on greenhouse gas emission reductions, adapting to climate impacts, and providing financial support for developing countries to cut emissions and adapt to climate change.

Scroll down for a roundup of DCJ’s activities in collaboration with its members during the 11 days of the Bonn Climate Change Conference.

False Solutions, Fossil Farces, and Fake Finance: What to Expect at Bonn Climate Change Conference, press conference by DCJ and members on June 7 2022

The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice (DCJ)  held a press conference on June 7 2022 during the United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change at Bonn. DCJ and its members shared the demands and expectations of grassroot communities and frontline climate crisis defenders from this conference. They will also highlight the corporate capture of climate change dialogue perpetuating false solutions and greenwashing by the fossil fuel industry as well as lack of government action to address and mitigate loss and damage and provide climate finance for the Global South communities.

SPEAKERS

Meena Raman – Third World Network (TWN)

Claire Miranda – Aisan Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)

Rachel Rose Jackson – Corporate Accountability International (CA)

Moderated by Alex Rafalowics – Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty

False Solutions, Fossil Farces, and Fake Finance: What to Expect at Bonn Climate Change Conference, a press conference by DCJ and members

Put Loss and Damage on COP27 Agenda NOW: DCJ and its members joined other CSOs for action on Loss and Damage on June 7 2022

Action demanding loss and damage to be put on #COP27 agenda by CSOs and DCJ members at Bonn during SB56
Action demanding loss and damage to be put on #COP27 agenda by CSOs and DCJ members at Bonn during SB56

Climate Justice Pathways for Real Zero, Real Finance, and Real Action: SB56 Side Event on June 10 2022

DCJ joined its members Corporate Accountability International, Global Forest Coalition, Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) and Friends of the Earth Togo to co-host side-event ‘Climate Justice Pathways for Real Zero, Real Finance, and Real Action’ at Bonn Climate Change Conference where they discussed pathways to rapidly enact a 1.5-centered just transition that decreases emissions to #RealZero, how to urgently scale up finance for adaptation, and Loss and Damage. 

SPEAKERS

Gadir Lavadenz, Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice

Claire Miranda, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development

Kwami Kponzo, Friends of the Earth Togo/Global Forest Coalition

Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition

Moderated by Rachel Rose Jackson, Corporate Accountability

Climate Justice Pathways for Real Zero, Real Finance, and Real Action: Side Event by DCJ and its members

Click below to view the full side event.


Pay Up for Loss and Damage: CSO Action on Loss and Damage Finance on June 11 2022

Pay Up for Loss and Damage: CSO Action on Loss and Damage Finance
Claire Miranda of DCJ’s member organization Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development during the CSOs action on Loss and Damage at SB56

Two weeks of all talk and no walk: A rocky road to Sharm el-Sheikh: Press Conference by DCJ and members, June 15 2022

The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice (DCJ) held a press conference on June 15 2022 during the United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change at Bonn. With just hours left for climate talks to conclude in Bonn before negotiators reconvene at COP 27, representatives of DCJ explained the current state of play at UNFCCC’s SBs, share African civil society’s core demands, and what to expect on the ground in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

SPEAKERS

Meena Raman, Third World Network

Tetet Lauron, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Colin Besaans, Powershift Africa

Rachel Rose Jackson, Corporate Accountability International 

Moderated by Gadir Lavadenz, Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice

Two weeks of all talk and no walk: A rocky road to Sharm el-Sheikh: Press Conference by DCJ and members

ACT NOW on Climate Crisis: DCJ and its members joined a CSO Action on last day of Bonn Climate Change Conference

DCJ and its members joined other CSOs on last day of Bonn Climate Change Conference calling out for governments to stop stalking and ACT NOW on climate crisis, to pay up for loss and damage and climate finance and to support real solutions and not false solutions.

ACT NOW on Climate Crisis: DCJ and its members joined a CSO Action on last day of Bonn Climate Change Conference
ACT NOW on Climate Crisis: DCJ and its members joined a CSO Action on last day of Bonn Climate Change Conference

Check out some of the other resources on Bonn Climate Change Conference from DCJ and it’s members below.

CSO intervention by DCJ during the joint opening plenary

CSO intervention by DCJ during the closing plenary

Closing comments from climate justice voices around the world on the conclusion of Bonn Climate Talks

Daily Newsletter by Third World Network on Bonn Climate Talks


THE CLIMATE JUSTICE GROUNDINGS

Join members and allies of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice in conversation as we discuss the principles of climate justice and explore relevant topics ranging across energy, food, land, jobs, reparations, false solutions, corporate abuse, and gender justice. 

During a series of online events extending into 2021, activists from around the world will draw on their experiences of campaigning and organising in social movements to deepen our collective understanding of what it means to demand climate justice and strategise together.

Part 1 of the Climate Justice Groundings will run weekly from mid-October to mid-November 2020. 

Please register for the sessions of your choice below

October 20 | 12.00pm – 2.00pm GMT | Climate Justice in the Time of COVID

October 27 | 12.00pm – 2.00pm GMT | What Do We Mean By Climate Justice?

November 3 | 12.00pm – 2.00pm GMT | The Right to Food, Land, and Water

November 10 | 12.00pm – 2.00pm GMT | Reclaiming Power to Transform Energy Systems

November 14 | 1.30pm – 2.30pm GMT | We Demand Reparations

Please note that “We Demand Reparations,” will take place as part of the COP26 Coalition’s global online gathering, From The Ground Up. Live interpretation will be available for all sessions in English<>Spanish, English<>French, and French<>Spanish. Each session will also be recorded and made available at a later date. 

Part 2 of the Climate Justice Groundings will launch in January 2021 and will cover issues such as corporate abuse and false solutions, the interdependence between climate justice and  feminism and gender justice, the uneven impact of climate breakdown, securing jobs and livelihoods, the international climate change negotiations, and the role of social movements and people power in bringing about systems change.

We would appreciate it if you could spread the word among your networks by forwarding this email and sharing on social media. You can download our poster series here, including images to use specifically on Twitter and Facebook/Instagram

N.B. “Grounding” is a Rastafari practice and way of life from which we are drawing inspiration. The Pan-Africanist historian Walter Rodney referred to the practice in his work The Groundings with my Brothers. Like Rodney, we use the term here with respect and admiration. The Climate Justice Groundings are not one off events, but rather steps on the path we as movements are walking towards our goal of collective liberation and justice.

ENCUENTROS DE JUSTICIA CLIMÁTICA

Únete a los miembros y aliados de la Campaña Global para Exigir Justicia Climática en una conversación en que discutimos los principios de la justicia climática y exploramos temas relevantes que abarcan energía, alimentos, tierra, trabajo, reparaciones, soluciones falsas, abuso corporativo y justicia de género.

Durante una serie de eventos en línea que se extenderán hasta 2021, activistas de todo el mundo aprovecharán sus experiencias de campañas y organización en movimientos sociales para profundizar nuestra comprensión colectiva de lo que significa exigir justicia climática y elaborar estrategias juntos.

La Parte 1 de “Groundings de Justicia Climática” se realizará semanalmente desde mediados de octubre hasta mediados de noviembre de 2020.

Regístrate para las sesiones de tu elección a continuación:

20 de octubre | 12.00 p. M. – 2.00 p. M. GMT | Justicia climática en tiempos de COVID

27 de octubre | 12.00 p. M. – 2.00 p. M. GMT | ¿Qué entendemos por justicia climática?

3 de noviembre | 12.00 p. M. – 2.00 p. M. GMT | El derecho a la alimentación, la tierra y el agua

10 de noviembre | 12.00 p. M. – 2.00 p. M. GMT | Recuperando el poder para transformar los sistemas energéticos

14 de noviembre | 13.30 – 14.30 GMT | Exigimos reparaciones

Habrá interpretación en vivo disponible para todas las sesiones en inglés <> español, inglés <> francés y francés <> español. Cada sesión también se grabará y estará disponible en una fecha posterior.

“Exigimos reparaciones” se llevará a cabo como parte del encuentro global en línea de la Coalición COP26, From The Ground Up.

La Parte 2 de “Groundings de Justicia Climática” se lanzará en enero de 2021 y cubrirá temas como el abuso corporativo y las falsas soluciones, la interdependencia entre la justicia climática y el feminismo y la justicia de género, el impacto desigual del colapso climático, la seguridad de empleos y medios de vida, negociaciones internacionales sobre cambio climático, y el papel de los movimientos sociales y el poder popular en el cambio sistémico.

Te agradeceríamos correr la voz entre tus redes enviando este correo electrónico y compartiéndolo en las redes sociales. Puedes descargar nuestra serie de carteles aquí, incluidas imágenes para usar específicamente en Twitter y Facebook/Instagram.

N.B. “Grounding” es una práctica y forma de vida rastafari en la que nos inspiramos. El historiador panafricanista Walter Rodney se refirió a la práctica en su obra The Groundings with my Brothers. Como Rodney, usamos el término aquí con respeto y admiración. “Groundings de Justicia Climática” no son eventos aislados, sino pasos en el camino que nosotrxs, como movimientos, estamos caminando hacia nuestro objetivo de liberación y justicia colectivas.