Title: “We are not drowning. We are fighting.” Reflections on climate justice ahead of COP21
Author: Marjorie Pamintuan, Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN)
Voices from the South E-Newsletter: November 2015
Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) that begins in Paris this week, more than 600.000 people in 175 countries around the world have taken to the streets to call for a strong deal that will see a swift transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In Oslo, the “People’s Climate March” aimed to put pressure on the Norwegian government for a strong and ambitious climate agreement.
In this month’s “Voices from the South,” we lift up the speech held by Marjorie Pamintuan of Karibu partner Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), which was given at the Oslo rally. In it, she speaks of the effects of climate change on the poorest of the poor, the connections between extractive industries and free trade deals with climate change, and the need to rise together in the fight for climate justice.