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As heads of state from around the world head to New York City in September, the People's Climate March and Mobilization will assemble to challenge the status quo and give voice to the vision of a better future. (Image:

People’s Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation

Hoda Baraka

To change everything, we need everyone.

This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We need to do this in order to address the greatest crisis in the history of mankind.

Put simply: we need to break free from the shackles of the fossil fuel industry in order to address the climate crisis. We’re already seeing the devastating impacts of climate change around the world, with the poorest and most vulnerable being the hardest hit.

There can be no climate justice without economic justice, but there won’t be any economic justice without facing up to our climate reality.

"Together, we can create a world with cleaner air, healthier communities, and more economic opportunities. This is what we mean when we talk about climate justice. We know this world is within reach, but we’re going have to fight for it."

Scientists tell us we’re running out of time to avoid planetary catastrophe. If we can’t get our politicians and leaders to act soon, it’s going to be too late.

Let’s get real about implementing the solutions we need to solve this crisis. We can power the world with 100% renewable energy and make our economy more sustainable. The transition to this clean energy future will create millions of new, good jobs around the world.

Together, we can create energy that’s democratically controlled by our communities, instead of major corporations. But we need real investment in this future and disinvestment from the fossil fuel industry.

Tackling the climate crisis is good for our communities, good for the planet, and good for the economy. But right now, the fossil fuel industry is standing in the way of progress.

Fossil fuel companies have made it clear that their business plan is to wreck the planet. They don’t care about our communities or our children’s future, they just care about making a profit. Even worse, they’re spending millions of dollars every year to spread denial and block solutions.

The fight against climate change is also a fight against inequality. It’s time to end their stranglehold over our economy and our democracy.

We need to come together to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for our common future. No one is immune to the impacts of climate change. But everyone can benefit from the solutions.

Together, we can create a world with cleaner air, healthier communities, and more economic opportunities. This is what we mean when we talk about climate justice. We know this world is within reach, but we’re going have to fight for it.

That starts with taking to the streets this September to show our politicians that they need to choose a side. It’s either the people or the polluters.

As heads of state from around the world head to New York City in September, there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact. Both in New York and globally.

The demand is for Action, Not Words: taking the necessary action to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet – now. In short, we want a world safe from the ravages of climate change.

It’s either leaders stand with the fossil fuel industry or stand with our communities, our children, and our future.

We’re fighting to save the entire planet from destruction. It’s time to choose sides.

Register your event or join scheduled events throughout the world here.

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Hoda Baraka

Hoda Baraka

Hoda Baraka is the Chief Communications Officer for Previous work experience includes: environmental journalism, photographer, consultant, freelance project manager and teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo.

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