In the run up to Copenhagen GCAP National Coalitions and Constituency Groups organised Climate Justice Hearings and Gender and Climate Change Tribunals in 18 different countries. The aim of these hearings was to allow those who have been impacted by climate change to share their stories, voice their concerns and demand a space in the policy debate around climate justice.
The Copenhagen climate summit has ended without the fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement that millions of citizens around the work demanded. Despite the calls from millions and millions of voices all over the world demanding action and moral leadership. the 120 world leaders gathered for the last two days of the summit were unable to resolve issues blocking the road towards a just outcome.
The First Public Climate Hearing on Climate Justice took place in Chile earlier this month. Watch this video with five testimonies from communities affected by water shortages, industrial pollution and bad policies.