For Immediate Release
350.org Announces a Global Just Recovery Gathering
WASHINGTON - From April 9th-11th, 350.org and hundreds of organisations will be hosting a three-day online Global Just Recovery Gathering. The program events are free, online, multilingual and will be running six hour cycles over three different time zones to make it a truly global event.
Choices are being made right now that will shape our society for decades to come; the gathering will bring together speakers who will explore what we need for a just recovery from the climate and COVID-19 crises. Including Vandana Shiva (India), Hakima Abbas (Kenya), Ailton Krenak (Brazil), Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria), Greta Thunberg (Sweden), Eriel Deranger (Canada), Noelene Nabulivou (Fiji), Naomi Klein (Canada), Sharon Burrows (ITUC), Bill McKibben (United States) and many more.
For a full list of the panel sessions, please see the end of the media advisory.
Cultural sessions that accompany each six hour cycle of the gathering will include artists and musicians such as Gilberto Gil, Patti Smith, Angelique Kidjo, Ana Tijoux, Jazzmeia Horn, Rocky Dawuni and many more.
In addition to the panels and cultural sessions, there will be over 180 workshops and training events to support individuals and campaign groups in designing a new path towards a better future for all. The full list of workshops on offer is listed on the website.
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Namrata Chowdhary: Head of Public Engagement at 350.org
“The solutions to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 must also be the solutions to the climate crisis. A Just Recovery means re-building our economy in a way that works for the many, not just the already-wealthy few. It means guaranteeing universal access to healthcare, education, and a clean environment as basic human rights. It means creating millions of well-paying jobs in industries that don’t hurt the environment and don’t pollute our communities. It also means demanding equitable solutions to the climate crisis, so that no member of our society will be forgotten or unjustly bear the costs of climate change.”
Fenton Lutunatabua : Head of Regions at 350.org
“People around the world are coming together to collectively reimagine our future. The Global Just Recovery Gathering is an invitation for us all to build a movement that is massive and that shakes the foundations of power and money and greed that seem to hold all the cards right now. We must move with grace and patience with each other to build lasting relationships that truly build collective power. We must be continually willing to do things differently and learn from each other. We want to stop the worst effects of climate change, we want to see every fossil fuel project on Earth stopped, and the just transition take hold. We want the social license of the fossil fuel industry gone forever-- and we need this to happen soon.”
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