GCAP's plans for COP 21 in Paris


This year marks the deadline for world leaders to reach a new agreement in order to keep global warming below 2°C. Negotiations took place in over the last months and will peak in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties, or COP21. The official negotiations take place from November 30th – December 12th. Civil society needs to pressure governments to achieve the already unambitious and insufficient target of  2°C, which is now a greater challenge than ever.

GCAP has published a statement in solidarity and support in light of the recent terrorist attacks. You can find the statement here. But our mobilisation efforts must continue.

Accredited GCAP representatives will be in Paris and will be able to enter the official negotiations spaces. Since the police has cancelled all marches and manifestations in Paris and all over France as well as the main protests which were   which makes our mobilisations across the globe so important to put pressure on national governments to reach a meaningful agreement.

GCAP is an essential part of the mobilisation effort with thousands of activists who are going to mobilise all over the Globe.

Be part of this mobilisation efforts and many coalitions have planned fantastic actions! For example, In Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh marches will be held with the participation of climate victims on 28th and 29th November and with a massive human chain across the city.

As part of the Global Climate March you can register your event and search for the clostest event near you on the weekend of November 29th.

Solidarity, Justice and Freedom


After the terrorist attacks in Mali, Nigeria, Paris and Beirut

Click here to download the full statement as PDF

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International Civil Society Call to Address Inequalities and Social Justice in Climate Policy

October - November 2015


Socioeconomic inequality is an integral part of the climate crisis, and must be addressed. Climate change disproportionately impacts poor and marginalized people and communities, who suffer climate impacts more severely, do not have the resources to respond or adapt, and lack the resources and influence to demand necessary changes. Climate change particularly impacts women and girls. Climate change is also a factor in the migration crisis. Climate change hurts the poor or marginalized more than the rich, compounding existing inequalities.

Inequality is a key driver of the climate crisis. Inequality lies at the root of unsustainable behaviors. Inequality makes it socially acceptable for some people to have far more than others, and ties consumption to social status, promoting over-consumption. Our economic system also drives the climate crisis, as growth, short-term incentives and profit motives systematically contradict sustainability.

Inequalities, both within and among nations, block agreements and pathways that could lead to sustainability. Within nations, socioeconomic inequalities reduce cultural diversity, depriving societies of potential models for more sustainable ways of life. Overwhelmed with problems caused by inequalities, societies cannot turn their energy towards the transition to sustainability. Between communities and nations who do not share common interests and responsibilities, agreement to address climate change is unlikely to be found. Socioeconomic inequality, by eroding trust and creating social fragmentation, blocks cooperation and joint problem-solving.

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