Join us for Climate Justice & Migrant Rights!
We are heading for a week of activities for climate justice and invite you to join NNIRR in the San Francisco Bay Area as we march and collaborate with partners and allies as we rise for climate, jobs and justice over the next week.
Tens of thousands of people from across the U.S., including international representatives, are converging on San Francisco for a massive march this Saturday, Sept. 8, and hundreds of other activities during the following “Climate Week”, coinciding with the Global Climate Action Summit initiated by California Governor Jerry Brown. Hundreds of activities are also being held in countries around the world.
NNIRR will be highlighting the important intersection of climate change and global migration, climate justice and migrant rights. We’re using this opportunity to connect with social justice partners and strengthen ties with environmental and climate justice activists.
Click here to read/download our Fact Sheet on Climate Change, Global Migration and Human Rights. Read how climate change is contributing to forced migration and why we need to address climate change and ensure that those who must migrate due to climate are assured of human rights, safety and protection.
The Global Climate Action Summit on Sept. 12-14 brings together a spectrum of governmental, corporate, civil society an various sectors as a “launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action…that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement” on global objectives to address climate change. The Summit places a heavy emphasis on the role of businesses, investors and market-based strategies to reduce carbon emissions, the major contributor to climate change–even though profit-driven corporations are largely responsible for accelerating a carbon-reliant economy. While migration will be touched on in one of the high level sessions, it is not a focus issue in the Summit.
By the way, the Trump Administration had withdrawn from the Paris climate accords, just as it has also withdrawn from the UN Global Compact for Migration and other multilateral spaces!
Here are some of the activities we’d like to highlight:
Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice — March in San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 8. NNIRR will be marching with immigrant rights/community groups — look for our banner and march with us! We’ll also have a table at Civic Center, where the march will end. Click here for march details.
It Takes Roots, an “alliance of alliances” is coordinating a Solidarity to Solutions Week of Action. You can join hundreds of activists from around the country for networking, learning and sharing and a multitude of actions Sept. 8-13. Click here for more information and to register.
Global Climate and Health Forum, a day-long side event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, will address the crucial connection of climate and health. NNIRR will be moderating a panel on “Migration, Immigration and Climate Change”. The Forum is by invitation only, but sessions will be livestreamed. Click here for more information.
Climate Journeys: Tales of Displacement across a Changing Planet, hosted by Oxfam, is an interactive event scheduled for 1 pm and at 4 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in San Francisco. For more information and to register for a specific time, click here.
Resilience Policies on Forced Migration by Climate Change & Natural Hazards takes place on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 11 am PDT. It is hosted by the UN Major Group for Children and Youth along with other sponsors. NNIRR will be speaking here on advocacy issues. Click here for registration and more information, including livestreaming of the event.
See you during Climate Week!
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