A Platform for Climate Justice of Asian Movements, Organizations and Networks
We believe that solving the climate crisis and injustice – requires basic transformation of the global system – economic, political, socio-cultural. Given the narrow window of time to prevent catastrophic, irreversible consequences of the climate crisis – we must work even harder to hasten the process of profound social transformation, relying first and foremost on the collective strength, action and solidarity of peoples’ movements within our countries and across borders.
Part of this process is compelling the UN, other inter-governmental institutions and all governments today to take urgent and immediate steps to address the climate crisis. Challenging governments and inter-governmental institutions is important not only for specific gains that may be achieved – it is part of the process of exposing the issues, promoting our alternatives, building movements, gaining political strength, weakening the forces defending the status quo. All of these serve the longer term goal of the fundamental change of the system.