The biggest injustice of climate change is that the hardest hit are the least responsible for contributing to the problem. endstream endobj 5 0 obj <> endobj 4 0 obj <>/ProcSet 2 0 R>>/Type/Page>> endobj 10 0 obj <>stream These … 0000000000 00000 f Climate Justice affirms that governments are responsible for addressing climate change in a manner that is both democratically accountable to their people and in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. OilWatch Africa uuid:ab4dc941-5f33-4b21-a62f-b20c0ebc4ce0 The Summit will consist of a series of events that will emphasize the real impacts of climate change on people, while exposing the special interests at work in derailing the efforts to genuinely address the problem. 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Climate Justice requires that we, as individuals and communities, make personal and consumer choices to consume as little of Mother Earth's resources, conserve our need for energy; and make the conscious decision to challenge and reprioritize our lifestyles, re-thinking our ethics with relation to the environment and the Mother Earth; while utilizing clean, renewable, low-impact energy; and ensuring the health of the natural world for present and future generations. We employ investigative research and journalism to provide critical information on corporate malfeasance and profiteering around the world to foster a more informed public and an effective democracy. Download the poster. Monitor Domestic and International Carbon Markets) Tj 306 0 TD 0 Tc -0.336 Tw ( ) Tj -306 -13.5 TD /F1 11.25 Tf -0.0945 Tc -0.033 Tw (We must ensure that carbon emissions and sinks markets are transparent and accountable, do not ) Tj 0 -12.75 TD -0.1823 Tc 0.0547 Tw (concentrate pollution in vul) Tj 128.25 0 TD -0.1437 Tc 0.0162 Tw (nerable communities, and avoid activities that harm the environment.) A just transition would create opportunities for displaced workers and ) Tj -111 -12 TD -0.1109 Tc -0.0166 Tw (communities to participate in the new economic order through compensation for job loss, loss of tax base, and ) Tj 0 -12.75 TD -0.1159 Tc -0.0116 Tw (other negative effects.) Whereas climate change is a scientific reality whose effects are already being felt around the world; Whereas if consumption of fossil fuels, deforestation and other ecological devastation continues at current rates, it is certain that climate change will result in increased temperatures, sea level rise, changes in agricultural patterns, increased frequency and magnitude of "natural" disasters such as floods, droughts, loss of biodiversity, intense storms and epidemics; Whereas deforestation contributes to climate change, while having a negative impact on a broad array of local communities; Whereas communities and the environment feel the impacts of the fossil fuel economy at every stage of its life cycle, from exploration to production to refining to distribution to consumption to disposal of waste; Whereas climate change and its associated impacts are a global manifestation of this local chain of impacts; Whereas fossil fuel production and consumption helps drive corporate-led globalization; Whereas climate change is being caused primarily by industrialized nations and transnational corporations; Whereas the multilateral development banks, transnational corporations and Northern governments, particularly the United States, have compromised the democratic nature of the United Nations as it attempts to address the problem; Whereas the perpetration of climate change violates the Universal Declaration On Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on Genocide; Whereas the impacts of climate change are disproportionately felt by small island states, women, youth, coastal peoples, local communities, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, poor people and the elderly; Whereas local communities, affected people and indigenous peoples have been kept out of the global processes to address climate change; Whereas market-based mechanisms and technological "fixes" currently being promoted by transnational corporations are false solutions and are exacerbating the problem; Whereas unsustainable production and consumption practices are at the root of this and other global environmental problems; Whereas this unsustainable consumption exists primarily in the North, but also among elites within the South; Whereas the impacts will be most devastating to the vast majority of the people in the South, as well as the "South" within the North; Whereas the impacts of climate change threaten food sovereignty and the security of livelihoods of natural resource-based local economies; Whereas the impacts of climate change threaten the health of communities around the world-especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized, in particular children and elderly people; Whereas combating climate change must entail profound shifts from unsustainable production, consumption and lifestyles, with industrialized countries taking the lead; We, representatives of people's movements together with activist organizations working for social and environmental justice resolve to begin to build an international movement of all peoples for Climate Justice based on the following core principles: Affirming the sacredness of Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, Climate Justice insists that communities have the right to be free from climate change, its related impacts and other forms of ecological destruction.