People’s Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation

To change everything, we need everyone....

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To change everything, we need everyone.

This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We need to do this in order to address the greatest crisis in the history of mankind.

Put simply: we need to break free from the shackles of the fossil fuel industry in order to address the climate crisis. We’re already seeing the devastating impacts of climate change around the world, with the poorest and most vulnerable being the hardest hit.

There can be no climate justice without economic justice, but there won’t be any economic justice without facing up to our climate reality.

Scientists tell us we’re running out of time to avoid planetary catastrophe. If we can’t get our politicians and leaders to act soon, it’s going to be too late.

Let’s get real about implementing the solutions we need to solve this crisis. We can power the world with 100% renewable energy and make our economy more sustainable. The transition to this clean energy future will create millions of new, good jobs around the world.

Together, we can create energy that’s democratically controlled by our communities, instead of major corporations. But we need real investment in this future and disinvestment from the fossil fuel industry.

Tackling the climate crisis is good for our communities, good for the planet, and good for the economy. But right now, the fossil fuel industry is standing in the way of progress.