New Rising Tide Coalition for Climate Justice Political Statement

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 20:32

Just in time for the 17th UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, the international Rising Tide network is putting out an updated version of the Rising Tide Political Statement. This defines our view on a wide range of issues to do with climate change, and is what binds the network together. This statement has been agreed and signed by all Rising Tide groups around the world.

The first Rising Tide political statement was created over a few hectic days during COP6 in the Hague in 2000, when the network was formed. The statement put forward a unique analysis and approach to climate change that was well ahead of its time, based around the issues of social justice and a critique of business-led solutions. More than a decade later, many parts of that original radical analysis have been accepted by social movements, mainstream NGOs, think tanks and some political parties.

This statement, created jointly over the past 6 months by Rising Tiders from around the world, updates and builds upon the Rising Tide political statement of 2000, preparing the growing international network for its second decade fighting for climate justice.

Rising Tide Coalition for Climate Justice Political Statement 2011