Introduction to climate justice: Glasgow

6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday 14 October

Join Global Justice Now youth activists campaigners for this Zoom call where we will learn about climate justice in an interactive workshop.

With: Idman Abdurahaman, (Glasgow youth activist) Mara Livermore, (Oshuwe) Sam Lund-Harket (Global Justice Now youth network)

The coronavirus has put a strain on healthcare and food systems. The pandemic has shown us that in moments of real crisis, we can marshal extraordinary resources to solve problems facing society. It has also shown that if we aren’t careful, the costs of fighting a crisis may fall on the least prepared or responsible, while the wealthy get bailouts. When this crisis subsides, we will still have another to deal with – the climate crisis. We need climate justice now more than ever. ‘Climate Justice’ has become a buzzword in the climate movement. But what does it really mean? In this workshop we will explore why the climate movement must take into account how our economic system created and perpetuates climate change.

We will understand why those who are least responsible for climate change are suffering the gravest consequences. But we will also look at how people are fighting back by demanding social and economic justice and how we can all stand together to fight for climate justice for everyone.

Event organised by Global Justice Glasgow and Global Justice youth network for young people in Glasgow and across the UK. This event is intended for people under 30