Climate and Environmental Justice

Focus' Shalmali Guttal reports on the public gathering of fishers dubbed "Blue Carbon: Ocean Grabbing in Disguise?"

On December 8 2015, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers, Focus on the Global South, Afrika Kontakt, FIAN International, and Transnational Institute organized a public meeting in Paris, at the Zone of Action, to hear the critical perspectives of fishing communities on Blue Carbon.  

Press Statement: Social movements united in defiance of false solutions being negotiated at Paris COP

10th December, Paris: Representatives of social movements, grassroots and community groups, and environmental campaigning organisations, between them representing millions of people across the globe, have come together today to denounce the failure of the climate negotiations in

The Real Divisions Over Climate Change

Which road to systems change? Photo by Joseph Purugganan. Paris 2015.

By Herbert Docena

Herbert is a former staff member of Focus. He is in Paris monitoring the developments inside and outside the talks.

Photo Caption: Which road to systems change? Photo by Joseph Purugganan. Paris 2015. 

PARIS - As usual, the deadlock in the on-going UN climate change summit here in Paris is being depicted the by media, government officials, NGOs, and even activists as a reprise of the long-running struggle between the so-called “developed” and “developing” countries and/or between “big polluters” and the “people.”

It's time to get angry: Climate justice activists call on everyone to reject an outcome in Paris that will burn the planet.

Paris. 05 December 2015.--In a jam-packed conference hall in Le Parole errante in Paris representatives of groups and movements from the Climate Space discussed their prognosis of the Paris talks, and the collective message was the much touted deal to save the world from the climate crisis will most likely end up burning the planet.

FOCUS in Paris

Outside the COP21 'negotiations' where nothing substantial will yet be again achieved, there are spaces where we will be converging to talk about real issues affecting real people & communities; where the voices of those in the frontlines of struggles for climate justice & people's rights have the opportunity to be heard. Join us! Feel free to share.‪#‎COP21andBeyond‬

Other Spaces of Convergence during the COP21

People’s Climate Summit – Lycée Jean Jaurès, Metro station Mairie de Montreuil (line 9)

Launch of the book e Secure and the Dispossessed, How the Military and Corpora- tions are shaping a climate-changed world by the Transnational Institute and friends Dec 5th: 10:00, Salle 406

System change not climate change: uniting struggles for climate justice, rejecting false solutions, and changing the system by the Climate Space Dec 5th: 13:30, La Parole Errante

Peasant agriculture is protecting the Earth by La Via Campesina Dec 5th: 14:00, Salle 311


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