Across the US and around the world, Green New Deal coalitions are growing stronger and momentum is building for broad investments to achieve climate and social justice. In this section, we highlight some of the latest updates, exciting achievements, and upcoming events advocating for Green New Deals.
Amidst increasing attempts to suppress the American right to vote and a polluting healthcare industry, the mission of the climate movement remains the same: to emerge from the shadow of the giants.
With a daunting mission of achieving climate neutrality in the healthcare sector by 2050, per the Paris Agreement, Health Care Without Harm is a leading organization that works to transform the polluting practices of the health industry with sustainable strategies that addresses one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century, climate change.
The democratic right to vote for millions of Americans is at stake, particularly those on the front lines battling the climate crisis and who are disproportionately at risk for environmental harms. Voter suppression legislation has ravaged the United States, motivated by the interests of business sectors in the polluter-industrial-complex (PIC), who stand to profit from the decaying of environmental and climate change regulations.
To develop a better understanding of corporate power and our collective global responsibility in the climate movement, we spoke with David Bollier, author of Commoner’s Catalog for Changemaking: Tools for the Transition Ahead. Read more to discover Bollier’s recent publication.
The Ants and the Grasshopper is a new film starring Anita Chitaya, a Malawi woman with a gift for bringing people together, to realize the power of solidarity.
There are new threats to human health and the planet stemming from the proliferation of factory farming and the growing political-economic power of Big Pharma and agribusiness.
A key component of building solidarity in the fight for climate injustice is recognizing and uplifting the crucial on-the-ground work being done in communities all over the world. Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want, co-founder of the COP26 Coalition, and organizer for climate, racial, economic, and social justice, is a leader on the frontlines of the climate justice movement. Recently, he spoke with Adele Walton from the Tribune on how global inequality is reproduced by colonial legacies, and the need for an anti-colonial climate justice movement.
Regenerative agriculture (RA) is an approach to sustainable agriculture which aims to counter the many negative impacts of the current industrial agricultural system by implementing practices that regenerate, rather than destroy, soil and ecosystem health. Read on to discover more about RA and its importance in the fight against climate change.
The climate negotiations at COP26 led to grand treaties and pledges between countries. However, those who are most affected and should be represented in the fight against climate change — Indigenous populations — were once again sidelined.
Intergovernmental climate panels have historically prioritized science and engineering research rather than research into the social sciences to arrive at policy “solutions,” often cutting corners around what is required to properly serve frontline communities who bear the brunt of the climate and energy burden. An upcoming report by the Center previews what a just transition to renewable energy would require, and offers an inspiring and empowering solutions-focused perspective to achieving societies where democratic, community-controlled power is possible.
This year alone, the world encountered climate events of unprecedented destruction. Unfortunately, for the most vulnerable, this has been their reality for many years — a reality they have now been forced to flee.
To develop a better understanding of corporate power and global neoliberal politics, we spoke with Paul Adler, an Assistant Professor of 20th Century US and the World History at Colorado College. Read more to discover Adler’s recent book, No Globalization Without Representation: U.S. Activists and World Inequality, and a discussion on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
This week, many of us will criss-cross the country to celebrate an unusual American holiday that is Thanksgiving. We each have a responsibility to remember the true history of Thanksgiving, and resist the ways in which the dominant, sanitized narrative of the holiday has colonized our lives. This remembrance and resistance takes many forms. This week we launch our newest report: A Green New Meal: How Factory Farming Fuels Climate Injustice and What We Can Do About It. It is guaranteed to be an eye-opening Thanksgiving read!
The climate justice movement must work to leverage the power of currency to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world. While this may sound utopian, there are already proven financial investment models based on principles of social and environmental justice that can provide an alternative to the destruction wrought by the current capitalist world system.
The Center’s latest report, A Green New Meal: How Factory Farming Fuels Climate Injustice and What We Can Do About It, has just been released. Here is a collection of some of the most important definitions associated with Factory Farming. Read the Report (linked) for more!
The 20th century saw an unprecedented increase in global mean sea level (GMSL), rising faster than any prior century for 33 millennia. But low-lying coastal communities like Miami-Dade, Florida are the ones facing the most severe social, economic, and political ramifications of GMSL rise.
For the past two weeks, many of the world’s leaders and representatives have converged in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th annual Conference of Parties (COP26). But as its end quickly approaches, it is increasingly clear that the conference is grossly inadequate on nearly all fronts. Meanwhile, as official negotiations flail, the COP26 Coalition has brought together movements from across the world to build power for system change at the People’s Summit.
Externality theory describes the practice of corporations displacing negative environmental effects on to other members of society not involved in the original producer-consumer transaction, oftentimes intentionally to avoid paying for expensive environmental protection technology.
As the climate crisis continues to worsen, climate-related anxiety around the globe is reaching an all-time high. This angst is fueled by two main questions: what are the sweeping policy changes the planet requires and how can populations around the globe bring about these changes? To develop a better understanding of what tackling the climate crisis actually entails, we spoke with Jonah Kurman-Faber, Research Director at Climate XChange and Fellow with the Global Center for Climate Justice.