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21 Nov 2016

Author:
Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice

42 climate justice organisations respond to election of Trump & its potential implications for climate action

"Global Climate Justice Movements Refuse to Be Overshadowed by Election of Climate Change Denier to U.S. Presidency," Nov 2016

We the undersigned organisations…gathered…at COP22 issue the following collective statement…in response to Donald Trump becoming President-Elect of the United States…and its potentially devastating implications for…climate justice

We…as climate justice groups…stand in solidarity with all people threatened and impacted by his Presidency. Islamophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, elitism, and climate denialism are an insult and threat to us all. We are determined not to allow our governments to normalise or accept such a destructive- agenda…Governments must begin by committing to…ambitious action needed to realise the Paris Agreement’s goal…To confront this global crisis we must:

  • End all coal, oil, and gas extraction;
  • Commit to 100% renewable energy…
  • Create a just and equitable transition to a low carbon…
  • …[W]elcome migrants, refugees and climate displaced people…
  • Win back power for people over big business…

The views of one man neither change how the rest of the world sees the climate crisis, nor can they change the reality of what needs to happen to keep temperature rise to a minimum, below 1.5°C…

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