As the effects of climate change continue to hit peak levels of catastrophe, global leaders have been promising a new climate agreement through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP). From failing to sign the Kyoto Accord (1992), to undermining efforts for binding agreements at COP15 in Copenhagen (2009), the US has been playing a contradictory dual role of both moving forward a minimal level of climate action while assuring that the interests of transnational corporate polluters are protected.
March 24-28, 2015 social movements are converging in Tunis, Tunisia from around the globe for the World Social Forum 2015. The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, to formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies.
GGJ-IEN DELEGATION TO DURBAN COP17
GGJ IEN AND ALLIES - GRASSROOTS DELEGATION TO CANCUN
We are very excited to be sending a historic delegation to the UNFCCC and social movement activities that will be happening between November 27- December 11 in Cancun.