With our ongoing work in the Land and Environmental Justice space, sharing with you our movement vision here (also available in Español).
Born out of the first in-person convening in Mexico and Nairobi, the movement vision articulates what we want to achieve and how we want to get there. Here’s an excerpt:
What are we fighting for?
Overall, we’re fighting for communities, especially those who have been systemically harmed or marginalized, to have the power to govern their lands and neighborhoods, and the power to lead the transition to a sustainable economy.
How do we want to get there?
We know that by sharing approaches and victories from communities across the globe we can spur innovation and progress in our own struggles. We are facing urgent and systemic problems - like the climate crisis, authoritarianism, and unchecked corporate power- that require a collective response. We envision a global movement for environmental justice that builds power among and across communities facing harm.
What are we asking for?
We are starting our movement within two advocacy spaces: Corporate Accountability and Climate Finance. For the former, in forums that set standards for corporate behavior, we hope to raise the bar for how corporations engage with communities and increase the costs for corporations that violate human rights. For the latter, we believe that investments in climate finance are an opportunity to reshape how these communities are involved in the transition.
Does this vision resonate with what you are working on? How do you think we can work across our local contexts and influence global decision making at the same time?
We’d love to hear your thoughts and reflections!