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YOUTH DEMANDS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

UK YOUTH ARE ASKING THE UK GOVERNMENT TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE JUSTICE, ON THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STAGE  

 

We call for reparations, representation and responsibility from the government.

These measures should seek to target systemic imbalances that are the underlying drivers for continued climate injustice.

REPARATIONS a material correction of past and ongoing harms taking into account adaptation needs, by governments and companies accountable for carbon emissions, including (but not limited to) the following actions;

 

  • Remove Global South debt

  • Support and fund a mechanism for effective Loss and Damage financing, such as the Climate Damages Tax

  • Implement a just and adequate system for climate financing


 

REPRESENTATION - actively advancing the inclusivity and accessibility of climate decision-making for climate justice campaigners, with particular emphasis on the inputs of marginalised and indigenous communities most significantly impacted by climate change. Actions including (but not limited to) the following actions;

 

  • Prioritise bottom up processes and local knowledge (in particular indigenous peoples and local communities) in all projects

  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding adaptation internationally and recognising the experiences of the Global South in adaptation

  • Implement stronger global legal protection of natural ecosystems and indigenous peoples rights in the process of environmental protection

  • Mainstream gender equality across all elements of climate change planning and policy (such as through a Gender Action Plan)

  • Ensure transparent and continued consultation with, and contribution from, those most affected by the climate crisis on all levels of climate policy in a way that is racially and socioeconomically diverse and accessible for people with different levels of disability (this includes frontline communities, small island states, indigenous peoples and youth)

 

RESPONSIBILITY - admitting the complicit role the UK government, other governments, and companies have had in creating climate injustice and making efforts to change behaviours and practises to undo this harm including (but not limited to) the following actions; 

 

  • Implement a just Conflicts of Interest policy (free from loopholes) to make sure negotiations are not influenced by stakeholders profiting from fuelling the climate crisis e.g. the fossil fuel industry

  • Incorporate both consumption and production based emissions into emissions targets, as well as including aviation and shipping that are currently left out 

  • Improve education on climate change by incorporating it into the national curriculum and higher education across all disciplines, and by implementing non-formal education programmes through media, networking and partnerships that empower young people. This should be done with specific focus on intersectionality.

  • End all UK Government investment or financial support for fossil fuels overseas, and make a concerted diplomatic effort to build an alliance of countries seeking to end fossil fuel subsidies.

  • Ensure the UK takes a leading role in honouring the Paris Agreement 1.5 degree target

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YOUTH DEMANDS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE (explained)

REPARATIONS

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REPRESENTATION

Prioritise bottom up processes and local knowledge (in particular indigenous people and local communities) in all projects


Indigenous communities and local communities have a connection to the land that has resulted in generational practises which keep humans in harmony with nature. Indigenous methods and knowledge of local ecosystems create benefits for the community as well as resilience through adaptation. Additionally, local residents and communities should be consulted on all decisions related to urban planning, transportation and behaviour change aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The UK should ensure indigenous and community consultation in all projects carried out by the UK government and UK registered companies at home and abroad, and advocate for the other countries to do the same.




Implement stronger legal protection of natural ecosystems and indigenous people’s rights in the process of environmental protection


In the UK, since 1970 41% of species have decreased in numbers. Protection for our natural ecosystems is urgently needed to prevent further disruption and irreversible damage. Climate action should support and safeguard biodiversity. Internationally the UK should ensure that indigenous peoples rights in the process of this environmental protection are themselves protected and prioritised. This includes ensuring that payment for ecosystem services programmes such as REDD+ protect indigenous (land) rights, and safeguarding indigenous rights in all UK funded projects at home and abroad.




Facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding adaptation internationally and recognise the experience in adaptation in the Global South


Global South countries have been forced to adapt to climate change for considerably longer than the UK, they already have tried-and-tested adaptation methods which are, in many cases, highly advanced. The UK should recognise this expertise and facilitate knowledge sharing opportunities to learn.




Mainstream gender equality across all elements of climate change planning and policy (such as through a Gender Action Plan)


Womxn and girls face different challenges in the face of climate change, compared to men. Existing patriarchal systems mean that womxn are, in many cases, more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, but also have unique agency in the face of the problems. Therefore mainstreaming gender is crucial for an effective response. A UK Gender Action Plan can address this by providing a framework for mainstreaming gender - incorporating everything from mandating gender balanced representation in climate negotiations, to specific references to gender in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution and supporting research and gender-split data collection to better identify the different experiences related to gender.




Ensure transparent and continued consultation with and contribution from those most affected by the climate crisis on all levels of climate policy in a way that is racially and socioeconomically diverse and accessible for people with different levels of disability (this includes frontline communities, small island states, indigenous peoples and youth)


Consultation that includes all sections of society is of vital importance. People’s unique experiences shape their needs and approach to climate solutions. In particular, those on the frontline, experiencing the greatest environmental injustices, whose voices have been ignored for too long, should be prioritised. In the UK this includes BAME, disabled, poor and young groups and individuals. Internationally, the UK should also give space, and a platform to voices from the Global South, especially by supporting Global South representation at COP26.





RESPONSIBILITY

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PAGO


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Glossary:

Mitigation - reducing the seriousness of the impacts of climate change, by reducing the quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. 

Adaptation - transforming the way we live to enable us to live with the impacts of climate climate, e.g. installing high river walls to prevent flooding

Patriarchal - a social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property.

Conflict of interest - a situation in which the concerns or aims of two different parties are incompatible - e.g. fossil fuel companies and climate change negotiations

BAME - Black and Minority Ethnic

Nationally Determined Contribution - a document each country must submit to the UN explaining how and by how much they will reduce their national emissions and how they plan to adapt to climate change impacts

Committee on Climate Change - an independent non-departmental public body, formed under the Climate Change Act to advise the United Kingdom and devolved Governments and Parliaments on tackling and preparing for climate change.

Womxn -  a term used to specifically include people whose gender identity doesn’t fit in the traditional binary boxes, this includes transgender, gender fluid and non-binary individuals.

 

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