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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.

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Indigenous women building climate change law

Together in alliance with six Indigenous organizations, Federación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas, Artesanas, Indígenas, Nativas y Asalariadas del Perú (FENMUCARINAP) / National Federation of Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Wage-Earning Women of Peru successfully gained the approval for the Indigenous Climate Platform, formalizing the Indigenous alliance as key actors in influencing the law. They didn’t stop there. They also effectively lobbied the Ministry of Environment so that members of FENMUCARINAP could give their input on how to integrate the needs of Indigenous women.

Read more about FENMUCARINAP here

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.

Read more about PANG here

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.

Read more about SDCEA here