Daily Archives: October 30, 2019

Holding Shell Accountable

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) Oct 30, 2019

Conservation Law Foundation is suing Shell Oil for endangering the Providence River and local communities. Located along the banks of the Providence Harbor, Shell’s Providence Terminal sits directly in harm’s way as sea levels rise and storms become more extreme.

Why Climate Change Is a Threat to Human Rights | Mary Robinson | TED Talks

TED

Oct 14, 2015

Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide climate justice.

“The effects of climate change are being felt all over the planet, but not equally” – Kofi Annan

AfricaProgressPanel Jun 4, 2015

Download the Africa Progress Report 2015 here: http://bit.ly/1ANzaki

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity today.

The effects of climate change are being felt all over the planet, but not equally.

In Africa, millions already feel the consequences of global warming.

Yet millions more have never reaped the benefits that citizens in countries with high carbon economies have long taken for granted.

Climate justice demands that the world seizes the climate moment.

Energy bottlenecks still constrain productivity in African agriculture and industry.

The region’s energy deficit holds back the economic growth needed to create jobs and lift people out of poverty.

In this year’s Africa Progress Report, we call on the international community to make commitments needed to limit global warming to less than two degrees.

The window of opportunity for avoiding a climate catastrophe is open – but it is closing and closing fast. Now is the time to seize that window of opportunity.

Together we can build an increasing momentum for change to win the war against poverty and build a fair and prosperous world.

Africa can leapfrog over the damaging energy practices that have brought the world to the brink of catastrophe.

This generation of African leaders has a unique opportunity to deliver on the promises of energy for all.

Unlocking Africa’s clean energy potential can drive growth and create jobs.

The Africa Progress Panel report of 2015 explains the bold steps that leaders globally and in Africa must take. And it holds Africa’s partners to account for the promises they have yet to keep.

This is a moment for human solidarity.

Above all, our report shows that the global climate moment is also Africa’s moment – Africa’s moment to lead the world.

Youth & Climate: Tonyisha, Climate Justice and Air Pollution in Illinois

Alliance for Climate Education Oct 24, 2018

Meet Tonyisha, a young person who is being directly impacted by the effects and injustices of climate change in Chicago, IL. Climate change is causing air pollution and urban island heat effect in Chicago.

Tonyisha explains how marginalized communities are being impacted more by climate change and what young people can do to take action.

Learn more at: www.ourclimateourfuture.org

Alliance for Climate Education’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. By empowering youth to take action within a frame of justice and optimism, we are growing and strengthening the climate movement, and shifting the national discourse on climate in ways that are proven to affect public opinion and policy.

Youth & Climate: Climate Justice and Activism in Wisconsin

Alliance for Climate Education Sep 6, 2019

Vic Barrett is a young person living in Madison, Wisconsin. Vic is a part of The Julianna Plaintiffs, a group of 21 youth currently suing the federal government to defend the rights of youth and future generations. The case argues the federal government has violated the constitutional right of the 21 plaintiffs to a healthy climate system. Vic cares deeply about climate change, justice, and human rights, especially regarding the ways climate change affects young people like him.

As a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education, Vic traveled to Paris to attend and speak at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change. After marching in solidarity with more than 400,000 people at the Peoples Climate March in New York City, he organized his peers in local frontline climate campaigns. Through his activism, he has met with the Minister of Environment and Energy for the Maldives, and met with former U.S. astronaut, Kathryn D. Sullivan, who now serves as the Administrator for NOAA, and had the honor of representing young people as a speaker at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Vic is an undergraduate student at UW-Madison. He currently sits on the diversity committee for the Nelson Institute to help advise and involve students of color in environmental activism, including action at the local level.

Visit Our Children’s Trust to learn more about Julianna V. United States.

Learn more at: http://www.ourclimateourfuture.org

Climate Change and the Global Climate Strike

Alliance for Climate Education

Oct 3, 2019

On September 20th, millions of youth across the world took to the streets and made history. We are fighting back. This is only the beginning. #climatechange #StrikeWithUs It’s #OurClimateOurFuture …. Alliance for Climate Education’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. By empowering youth to take action within a frame of justice and optimism, we are growing and strengthening the climate movement, and shifting the national discourse on climate in ways that are proven to affect public opinion and policy. Learn more at:
http://www.acespace.org

ACE Hot Talks: Daphne Frias, Zero Hour & March for Our Lives, Global Climate Strike

Alliance for Climate Education Oct 3, 2019

ACE Fellow Ananya talks with Daphne Frias of Zero Hour and March For Our Lives about the climate crisis and how vulnerable communities are more impacted by #climatechange during the #ClimateStrike in NYC. #StrikeWithUs It’s #OurClimateOurFuture ….

Alliance for Climate Education’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. By empowering youth to take action within a frame of justice and optimism, we are growing and strengthening the climate movement, and shifting the national discourse on climate in ways that are proven to affect public opinion and policy.

Climate Change and Anxiety

Alliance for Climate Education Oct 30, 2019

Many young people are reporting experiencing climate anxiety, an intense fear or worry about a future planet made unlivable by climate change – have you experienced it?

Censored at Graduation for Speaking about Climate Change, Class of 0000

Alliance for Climate Education Jun 12, 2019

Students are being censored at graduation for speaking about #climatechange

Youth Takes: Climate Change and Anxiety

Alliance for Climate Education Oct 30, 2019

Reports show many young people are experiencing climate anxiety – but what is it? Hear from youth across the country describe their experience with #climateanxiety#YouthTakes