By Danielle Parker


Everyone seems to be talking about climate change, right? You canít turn on the telly these days without hearing about it and you canít watch or read the news without getting the strong sense that the end of the world and humankind as we know it is almost upon us. 


The planet is warming and the climate is changing, itís true. So what does that have to do with you? 


Well, we got to this crisis point because our political and economic system is built on inequality and injustice. For centuries, rich governments and corporations have been exploiting people and the planet for profit, no matter how much it harms the rest of us. It is the poorest people on our planet and communities of colour who all too often are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. And yet, the perceived white-ness of prominent movements against climate change often inadvertently exclude the very people they seek justice for. 


People of colour and marginalised communities are underrepresented in the climate justice movement. Up to now, our voices have hardly been heard. 


But what can you do about this?  


World leaders will meet in Glasgow in November at the global climate talks, COP26 and itís there they will decide who is to be sacrificed, who will escape and who will make a profit out of Ďgoing greení. But although climate change and social justice go hand in hand, donít expect that justice will be delivered to us by leaders or corporations because it wonít. 


Only we can imagine and build the future that works for us all. 


On the 6th November, movements across the world are taking action in decentralised mass mobilisations Ė from indigenous struggles to trade unions, from racial justice groups to youth strikers. 


You and your organisation could be part of this mobilisation by attending the Birmingham rally on Saturday 6th November alongside other groups fighting for systemic change. 


To find out more visit https://cop26coalition.org/gda/


Learn about The Lady Justice here 


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Join a pre-rally meeting

Midlands mobilisation meeting for Global Day of Action for Climate Justice


Wed 27 Oct | 6pm| zoom


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To bring the climate justice movement to the forefront of the discussions and coverage of COP, these next days is going to be really crucial in building our reach and getting the word out. Please do use the comms packs to spread the word about our Global Day of Action and Peopleís Summit across all platforms.


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