Join a global strike for climate justice and climate reparations, for #peoplenotprofits. The Fridays for the Future international network has dedicated the Friday, March 25 youth climate strike as a day to address the injustices that have led to and worsened the climate crisis.
Fridays for the Future writes: “The catastrophic climate scenario that we are living in is the result of centuries of exploitation and oppression through colonialism, extractivism and capitalism, an essentially flawed socio-economic model which urgently needs to be replaced.
“A system where rich nations are responsible for 92% of global emissions, and the richest 1% of the world population are responsible for double the pollution produced by the poorest 50%.
“Guided by historical struggles and lived experiences, led by the most affected people and areas (MAPA), we are demanding CLIMATE REPARATIONS
“Not as charity, but as a transformative justice process in which political power will return to the people.
“This should not be in the form of loans, but a follow through on the demands from Indigenous, black, anti-patriarchal and diverse marginalized communities to get their lands back, giving resources to the most affected communities by the climate crisis for adaptation, loss and damages – a redistribution (and in most cases, collectivization) of wealth, technology, information, care work, and political power both from the north to the south, and from top to bottom.”
Events will take place all over the world, including the Bay Area.
Friday, Marh 25, 10 AM
Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco
For more info on this event and ongoing youth organizing for climate justice, go to Youth vs Apocalypse