The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have brought to the fore the multidimensional vulnerability faced by peoples of the global South and the need to shift away from the dominant development model that prioritizes profit over people and the environment.
The Convergence for Peoples’ Climate Action on 19 October 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (GMT+8 Philippine Time) is an online dialog where civil society and movements from the global South come together to share perspectives on the links and impacts of the climate crisis and the pandemic and their struggle in countering state and corporate push back on people’s rights and the environment. The theme of the online conference is “Between the pandemic and climate crisis: strengthening southern peoples’ power for system change.”
The outcomes of this meeting are important in gathering and consolidating Southern perspectives on the systematic transformation that we demand. It intends to further enhance peoples’ campaigning for climate justice given the new challenges that we face, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing climate extremes, and the crisis in multilateral climate policy making.
The Convergence for People’s Climate Action is organized by IBON International together with its partner organizations in Bolivia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, and Senegal.
Visit https://peoplesclimatejustice.weebly.com/ to register and to learn more about the event. ###