Necessarily postponed until 2021, COP26 will now be the first meeting of the world’s climate leaders in the wake of COVID-19. We will be seeking a pathway to recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. COP26 will now be a vital arena in which to demand that this recovery, as yet to be imagined, be both a green recovery, and crucially a just recovery, that tackles the scourge of global inequality at the root, while reducing carbon emissions. As we’re now discovering so vividly, our futures are deeply interconnected; whether we acknowledge that or not, there is no path to ecological balance that doesn’t start by putting the goals of social and economic justice front and centre.
Now is not the time to stop talking about climate change.
In this webinar we will hear from activist from around the world to deepen our understanding of the connections between climate, the coronavirus and inequality, and explore how our response to these crisis can be anchored in justice and internationalism.
– Jesús Vásquez Negrón, La Via Campesina
– Rhoda Boateng, Africa Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa)
– Lidy Nacpil – Coordinator of Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development, Philippines