Standing up for climate justice is
- Acknowledging how the burden of climate impacts—loss of lives, homes, livelihoods—are borne by those least responsible for the climate crisis
- Calling on big polluters—fossil fuel companies and developed nations–to be accountable for their role in fuelling the emergency and to fulfill their obligations to those who are impacted
The next president should
Hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the climate crisis and call on other countries to do the same. It must also lead the call for a global phase out of fossil fuels toward a just transition to renewable energy.
Call on rich countries for more ambitious emissions reductions targets, more money for climate finance, and compensation for loss and damage.
Ensure the House Resolution calling for a Climate Emergency Declaration is followed through with a coherent climate plan. The government must institute climate action as the central policy of the state, and must protect people and climate on the basis of climate justice. Climate justice must also be at the heart of the country’s COVID recovery plan.
Based on their statements, where do they stand?
|Hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the climate crisis and call on other countries to do the same.||Call on rich countries for more ambitious emissions reductions targets, more money for climate finance, and compensation for loss and damage.||Ensure the government institutes climate action as the central policy of the state, and must protect people and climate on the basis of climate justice.|
|De Guzman, Leody||❓||✅||✅|
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