Strike for Climate Justice! Commit to Migrant Rights!

Over 1,000 events are slated for the Climate Strike tomorrow, Friday, September 20. Click here to locate and participate in actions near you.

The Global Climate Strike, initiated by youth from around the world, is another opportunity to rally our communities in solidarity — and in our own interests! The momentum behind the strike reflects the growing awareness of the urgency for governments to commit to action. In the U.S., actions are directed to the Administration’s hostile posture towards addressing climate change, calling on bold action, such as the proposal for a Green New Deal, and a commitment to engage with the rest of the world in confronting this significant issue of our time. (Poster design by Jhon Cortes)

Tomorrow’s strike kicks off weeklong activities throughout the world, planned to send a strong message to world leaders and governments meeting during the United Nations’ General Assembly in a “Climate Summit” on Monday, Sept. 23 in New York. Hundreds of activities are scheduled in New York, prior to and after the Summit, calling attention to climate issues and intersections — with development, with labor, with gender — and with migration. Click here to see related UN reports.

NNIRR will be joining US and international colleagues in some of these events, where we are using the opportunity to better understand linkages, build alliances and strategize — together — on how we can impact climate change AND advance rights and protections for the growing multitude of populations displaced by climate factors.

“Lack of attention to current and predicted climate-induced mobility patterns will leave millions without safe, dignified options when forced to make the difficult decision to leave their homes.”

— from NNIRR’s Climate Change, Global Migration and Human Rights

While the majority of climate displacement takes place within countries, increasingly more people are being forced to move beyond borders for safety and survival. Among those displaced are many of the Central American migrants who have come to the U.S. seeking asylum. They have been arrested, detained, and repelled by the Trump Administration — dismissed as “very tough people” who are trying to scam the asylum protection system.

Climate Change, Global Migration and Human Rights

Click here to download NNIRR’s factsheet that introduces the concerns for climate change and consequences for migration, and the need to rethink global and national policies that are inadequate to address the “large movements of forced migrants” that include those displaced by climate and other factors.

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