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GND Beat
February 24, 2022
Road to a Green New Deal - Issue 19

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.

Editor's Note
February 24, 2022
Issue 19 Editor's Note: From the Giants' Shadow

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.

Spotlight
February 24, 2022
Spotlight on Health Care Without Harm

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.

Report Summary
February 24, 2022
Profiting off Voter Suppression

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.

Editor's Note
February 9, 2022
Issue 18 Editor's Note: Widening Circles

It seems almost impossible to digest all of the bad news taking place in the world these days.

Interview
February 9, 2022
Restoring Collectivity Through The Commons: Interview With David Bollier

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.

Review
February 9, 2022
What Does it Take to Lift a Giant? The Ants & The Grasshopper Review

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.

Editor's Note
January 24, 2022
Issue 17 Editor's Note: What We've Achieved in 2021

It has been a remarkable first year for the Global Center for Climate Justice.

News Article
January 24, 2022
No Future Under Plutocracy

Why winning a post-growth Green New Deal requires transition to real democracy

News Article
January 24, 2022
How Agribusiness and Big Pharma Hijacked Our Health

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.

Editor's Note
December 7, 2021
Issue 16 Editor's Note

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. 

Defined
December 7, 2021
Contextualizing Sustainable Agriculture: Regenerative Agriculture Defined

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.

News Article
December 7, 2021
Despite Multilateral Agreements, Polluters Present and Indigenous Voices Sidelined: COP26 or Flop26?

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.

Report Summary
December 7, 2021
An Emancipatory Future: Energy Justice and Democracy and their Potential Power to Liberate Communities Around the Globe — A Brief Overview

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.

Report Summary
December 7, 2021
Dispossessed and Displaced: Fleeing the Climate Refugee Crisis

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.

Interview
December 7, 2021
Activism and Social Change in the Age of “NAFTA 2.0”: An Interview with Paul Adler

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).

Editor's Note
November 23, 2021
Issue 15 Editor's Note

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!

News Article
November 23, 2021
Rethinking Finance: Principles for Building a New Climate Just Economy

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.

Defined
November 23, 2021
Factory Farming Key Terms

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!

Climate Impacts
November 23, 2021
On the Rise: The Surging Threat to Coastal Communities

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.

Editor's Note
November 22, 2021
Issue 14 Editor's Note

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.

Defined
November 22, 2021
The Anti-Ecological Nature of Capitalism: Externality Theory Defined

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.

Review
November 22, 2021
5 More Climate Justice Podcasts You Need to Follow

Here are five more climate justice podcasts we love and think you should listen to!

Interview
November 22, 2021
The Structural Transition We Need: An Interview with Jonah Kurman-Faber

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.

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