Give Gifts Top Banner

Sections
Home » YES! Blogs » A People's Climate Summit » From the Climate Justice Frontier

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]
link

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

From the Climate Justice Frontier

A global movement is building strength. Meet some of its most dynamic leaders.
Document Actions

Vicky Pinedo in Cochabamba, photo by Alexandra Corazza

Photo by Alexandra Corazza

There is no shortage of ideas for how global capitalism can be marshaled to slow down global warming. Never mind that we’re in this mess in the first place largely due to the take-no-prisoners industrialization upon which today’s wealthier nations built their fortunes, while the world’s poorer nations pay the price. Few of the market-driven ideas for dealing with climate change have addressed this hard reality.

This week’s World People’s Conference on Climate Change—a gathering of more than 20,000 in Cochabamba, Bolivia—hopes to redirect that narrow discussion into one about climate justice. ColorLines’ correspondents in Cochabamba have compiled a slideshow of climate justice heroes at the meeting. Some are big name government officials; others are community-based organizers. They are all the sorts of voices that have been too often dismissed in the global discussion about how we’ll save the planet.

Tom Goldtooth photo essay, photo by Matthew McDermott


Joseph Huff-Hannon and Roberto Lovato work with ColorLines, a national news magazine about race and politics.

Interested?

Read more from the World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.

Climate Heroes :: More of the people on the front lines of climate action.

Email Signup
Comment on this article

How to add a commentCommenting Policy

comments powered by Disqus


You won’t see any commercial ads in YES!, in print or on this website.
That means, we rely on support from our readers.

||   SUBSCRIBE    ||   GIVE A GIFT   ||   DONATE   ||
Independent. Nonprofit. Subscriber-supported.




Issue Footer

Personal tools