After over 20 years of international climate change negotiations, talks continue to move further away from identifying the root causes of the climate crisis. These short, sharp articles highlight years of struggle, passion and commitment towards environmental, social and climate justice. This Climate Justice Compendium attempts to address the root causes of climate change beyond the fallacy of the climate negotiations and towards building international solidarity.
Solutions – real solutions
Community Forest Management (CFM) allows people and communities to benefit from forests and land without depleting natural resources or damaging the climate. The term Community Forest Management encompasses many different communal resource management practices used by forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the world.
Declining coal companies are using deceptive PR to push coal for developing countries, but renewable energy is increasingly the choice for energy access in the developing world.
What often are seen as separate movements—environment, social justice, labor, democracy, indigenous rights—are all deeply interconnected, particularly in the way that they challenge the current economic system as a root cause of much that they seek to change. This report focuses on the development of this new economy movement in the US.
This report gives a concise introduction to the principle of sharing in relation to the interconnected global crises we face, and makes a simple case for how the world’s wealth, power and resources can be shared more equitably and sustainably.
Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How strengthening community forest rights mitigates climate change
This report makes a strong case for strengthening the rights of indigenous and local communities over their forests as a policy tool for mitigating climate change.
The Alternative Trade Mandate is a proposal from over 50 civil society organisations to make EU trade and investment policy work for people and the planet, not just the profit-oriented interests of a few.
Ahead of United Nations climate talks, Friends of the Earth International has released a new report outlining its vision of a climate-safe, sustainable and just energy system - and a road map to achieving it.
A compelling visual infographic comparing the impact of Europe's current trade, investment and industrial policies, and a fairer and more sustainable alternative. (The text is in German but the images need no translation.)
Europe’s reliance on materials from outside its borders is not sustainable. This report explores three different commodities – lithium, aluminium and cotton – to exemplify how our linear consumption patterns (extraction, manufacture, use and disposal) not only have major social, economic and environmental impacts, but also represent a missed opportunity for job creation and global resource security.
The People's Agreement was a key outcome of the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which was a global gathering of social movements, indigenous peoples, NGOs and activists. It was hosted by the government of Bolivia on 19-22 April 2010 and was attended by around 30,000 people from over 100 countries in order to develop real solutions to the climate crisis.
The 2008 world food price crisis, and more recent price hikes have focused attention on the ability of the world food system to 'feed the world'. La Via Campesina believes that agroecological food production by small farmers is the agricultural model best suited to meeting future food needs.
A report focusing on water infrastructure and poverty.
How to fight for water justice and get your government to take the UN’s two groundbreaking resolutions and make them work.
The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.
Through case studies from around the world, this report provides on-the-ground experiences of community struggles to secure their traditional way of life which are based on their collective management of natural resources.
This publication aims to present testimonies that reflect the situation of rural women fighting for food rights in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
This publication has several aims, from highlighting the role that peasant women and men, indigenous people, and young people play in the improvement, use, conservation and defense of biodiversity, through to showing the strategic role that agroecological and family, peasant and urban agricultural practices play in the defense of territory and resistance against the advance of monocultures and extractive industries.
This report focuses on campaigns that have the defence and enforcement of community rights at the heart of their struggles.
Agriculture can contribute to cooling down the earth by using farm practices that store CO2 and reduce the use of energy on all farms.
Outlines why carbon trading is not the solution to climate change and sets out some of the real solutions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and delivering climate finance.
This call to action demands tribally owned and operated renewable energy along with green jobs to help reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and to establish a sustainable and low-carbon future in the US.
This booklet weaves together stories, analysis, organising tools and provocative questions, to give a snapshot of the US climate justice movement and provide pathways for readers to participate in it.