26.10.2021

COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow : Protecting the climate , reinforcing justice

We want a sustainable and fair economic system characterized by low emissions, resource conservation and social inclusion.

We promote climate justice, as well as compliance with and implementation of international climate protection agreements worldwide. 
Our emphasis is on a social-ecological transformation: we want a sustainable and fair economic system characterized by low emissions, resource conservation and social inclusion.
People and nature must take centre-stage in debates on new economic systems. To this end, we pursue cooperation with committed representatives of trade unions and environmental movements, as well as academia and politics across the world. The goal is to build stable, broad and progressive alliances to take us into a sustainable future. We identify common ground, bridge conflicting interests and create platforms for a transparent and open dialogue.

Further information on the international climate and energy policy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung can be found here
 

Join the conversation by watching and sharing our a six-part campaogn from the 25th-30th October 2021. 

FILM 1 : Together take responsbility for the climate crisis 

The rich industrialised countries, with their resource-intensive economic model, are mainly
responsible for the climate crisis. They thus bear a historical responsibility to support
poorer countries in their efforts to adapt to climate change and to tackle the climate crisis.
Only this way can climate justice be realised globally. Climate justice goes beyond protecting
particularly vulnerable population groups at national level. We enable dialogue on an
equal footing between partners from the global North and South in order to develop
common climate-friendly solutions for the crisis.

watch film here

FILM 2 : Comply with treaties and implement the paris climate agreement 

Climate change puts millions of people at risk. In response, the international community, with the Paris climate agreement, is seeking to limit global warming to a maximum 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development laid down additional goals for sustainable development. Thus, all countries have a responsibility and an obligation to implement their national climate protection plans and drastically cut their CO2 emissions. Together with our partners in the trade unions and civil society we are calling for a robust climate protection regime. A self-evident prerequisite for that is to acknowledge scientific findings as such. In this context we are working out practical solutions with our partners to embed climate protection in society.

watch film here 

FILM 3 : Strengthen gender justice in climate and energy policy
In many parts of the world, women and girls are hardest hit by the climate crisis. They therefore have a key role to play in the development of adjustment strategies and solutions. They must be involved in decision-making processes as partners on an equal footing. To this end, feminists are developing approaches for a gender-balanced climate and energy policy; we support their efforts. It is clear to us that climate policy instruments must be designed in a gender-sensitive way and women’s living conditions and interests must be taken into account. In order to ensure this, we are particularly helping feminist actors make their voices heard in climate policy debates.

watch film here

FILM 4 : Form alliance: For just structural change and climate protection
We need to act together. To implement climate policy succesfully and we must support those who courageously and consistently stand up for it!
Civil society actors working for the environment and climate justice need us. Because only together, with strong and broad alliances can we implement the Paris climate accord! We can all advance a social-ecological transformation and human rights. Consistently and committed!

watch film here

FILM 5 : Consistently phasing out fossil fuels and switching to renewable energies

A social-ecological transformation can only succeed if we phase out fossil fuels in a socially responsible way.
Respecting the people – AND the environment in the process: Because in a just transition – a just structural change – no one must be left behind. That is the reason why we bring together the environmental movement, politicians and trade unions and support their involvement in decision-making processes.

warch film here 
 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
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info(at)fes-southafrica.org
 

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