What COP26 is and what it meant for the most marginalised and least represented

I had the privilege of being in Glasgow during COP26. My intention is to provide insight and go deep on ´what happened´ and ´what was left to do´ so that we, the inspired, the caring, those who nurture, mobilize, and organize, can redirect our focus with intention moving forward. 

Becoming accountable to our relationship with the earth: Racial Justice Network’s and Climate Justice 13th framework re-Grounding. 

So do we come even close to being in a place of humble acknowledgement of what Earth is  to us and in relation to that, the fact of our belonging to the Earth makes it necessary also  to be in full acknowledgement of each other, not only across the face of the Earth, but also  over the deep time of this planet’s existence. 

13th Recommendation, Grounding and Provocation

Who are we that we can determine what is and what is not relevant to any discussion which concerns the fate of the Earth? We are the Earth. We are, in each element of our being, a part of the substance, feeling and memory of this planetary being. In recollecting this, we re-member ourselves as response-able for retaining the ebb and flow of planetary dynamics. But we are not alone.

The Thirteenth – a Framework for adding Internationalism to the Climate Agenda (for Leeds and Beyond)

Back in July 2019 RJN were asked to become a part of the Leeds Climate Change Citizen’s Jury oversight panel. In our limited capacity, we were able to contribute some thinking to the recruitment process and methodology as well as providing testimony as commentators to the jury. At every stage of our engagement we wereContinue reading “The Thirteenth – a Framework for adding Internationalism to the Climate Agenda (for Leeds and Beyond)”

RJN contribution to the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury

In October 2019 RJN were asked to present testimony to the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury. Our chosen theme for this testimony was the need for an international perspective to be considered in all thoughts, recommendations and action. The 15-minute presentation from RJN director Peninah Wangari-Jones and trustee Sai Murray is below (from 13mins 29):Continue reading “RJN contribution to the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury”