Supporting #GrassrootsClimateSolution is climate action!
Time for #ClimateRealTalk
At Thousand Currents, we are clear that this is a moment for #ClimateRealTalk. Science tells us that we have but a few years to make significant changes or face catastrophic impacts on our lives, livelihoods, and futures. We also know that the political, economic, and social changes that we need to make cannot be achieved without popular, grassroots organizing. Supporting grassroots solutions is climate action.
Research as a tool to stop extractive seabed mining companies
In 2016, Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) partnered with Blue Ocean Law to undertake a legal and policy analysis of deep-sea mining in the Pacific region, providing an overall mapping of the legislative status of this type of mining in 11 Pacific Island nations. PANG documents the threats of mining companies, including Nautilus Minerals, and offers legislative and policy recommendations to support grassroots organizing efforts to challenge these extractive industries.
Resisting polluting industries in the streets and in the courts
When Transnet, a rail transport company, wanted to expand the port, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) began organizing. The proposed expansion would have damaged the ocean’s biodiversity and displaced tens of thousands of people. People mobilized into direct action, while SDCEA coordinated legal action to fight in court. The combination of these efforts stopped the port expansion.