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Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

Source: 350.org

Source: 350.org

After the devastating attacks last Friday in Paris, here is a beautiful piece from 350.org about the need to work for climate justice in order to work for peace.

“The upcoming Paris Climate Summit is, in a sense, a peace summit — perhaps the most important peace summit that has ever been held.

“We need global solidarity more than ever right now, and that is, really, what this movement is all about. Even as climate change fans the flames of conflict in many parts of the world — through drought, displacement, and other compounding factors — a global movement that transcends borders and cultural differences is rising up to confront this common existential threat.”

The COP21 meetings in December will go ahead as planned. As will demonstrations worldwide to show world leaders we demand serious action on climate change. (Though today the French government said that climate marches will no longer be allowed in Paris, activists have said they will find another way to have their voices heard there.)

Now, it’s more important than ever to band together and work collectively for a just, safe, and healthy world for everyone.

Read more from the article here. 

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