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COP27 Week 2

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Just Transition, Not Net Zero

Workers & Communities Delegation

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov. 6 – 18, 2022

From Nov. 6-18, 2022, the Just Transition Alliance (JTA) along with Central Florida Jobs with Justice (CFJwJ), Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), and United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW 675) led a delegation of frontline workers and community organizers to participate at the 2022 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP27–with the goal of forcing world leaders to abandon corporate schemes such as “net zero emissions,” and to embrace just transition strategies that address the needs and priorities of workers and communities hit hardest by climate change.

With COP27 negotiations focusing on corporate schemes under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement–such as carbon trading, carbon capture and storage, and forest carbon offsets–a broad array of social movements are rallying civil society forces to point out that such unproven measures will not only continue to harm the most vulnerable communities and workers, but also divert trillions of public dollars away from real solutions that tackle the root cause drivers of climate change.  This delegation will work alongside the rest of the It Takes Roots coalition–Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Climate Action and the Movement for Black Lives.

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COP27 Media Releases

Press Advisory: COP27 Action Our sky, water, soil and forests are not for sale! What

“Effective climate action should center the priorities of those first and most impacted”

November 4, 2022

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U.S. Leaders Make Duplicitous Commitments While Promoting False Corporate Schemes at COP27

The Just Transition Alliance Condemns the Biden Administration for Advancing a Dirty Energy Agenda Under the Guise of Climate Finance for the Global South

November 15, 2022

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Frontline Workers & Communities Demand Real Solutions at COP27

“Effective climate action should center the priorities of those first and most impacted”

November 4, 2022

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The Voices of Workers & Communities

@jtalliance Chris Furino of Central Florida Jobs with Justice, shares why they are at #COP27 as part of the Workers and Communities delegation. #JustTransition #JustTransitionNotNetZero #NoNetZero #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #ItTakesRoots #KeepItInTheGround ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

@jtalliance Norman Rogers, second vice president of United Steelworkers Local 675, talks about a just transition for all workers that doesn’t require implementing false solutions to climate change. Learn more in this video as Norman participates in the Workers and Communities delegation along with #ItTakesRoots while at #COP27. Recording and interview by Hendrik Voss of Climate Justice Alliance. #JustTransition #KeepItInTheGround #JustTransitionNotNetZero #Hoodwinked #NoNetZero #COP27 #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #ItTakesRoots #JustTransitionAlliance ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

@jtalliance The Workers and Communities delegation joined with #ItTakesRoots are at #COP27 to protest climate false solutions that will only continue to harm communities of color and low-income communities. We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. We are also calling for a #justtransition that grows local economies to scale—not global economies that only line the pockets of the mega-rich. Our Executive Director José Bravo explains: #KeepItInTheGround #JustTransitionNotNetZero #NoNetZero #COP27 #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

@jtalliance Edgar Franks of Familias Unidas por la Justicia joins the Workers and Communities delegation and #ItTakesRoots at #COP27. At a panel Edgar was on, he talked about the different stages his union has gone through and their version of a #justtransition. As workers, going from not having a lot of rights to organizing, getting a collective bargaining agreement, their own contract and then union. Hear more from Edgar. #JustTransition #KeepItInTheGround #JustTransitionNotNetZero #PeopleOverProfits #Hoodwinked #NoNetZero #COP27 #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #ItTakesRoots #justtransitionalliance ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

@jtalliance Our Strategy Advisor Ananda Lee Tan is at #COP27 as part of the Workers and Communities delegation and #ItTakesRoots; we are urging global leaders to pick a side. Are the on side of dangerous polluters or in the side of communities and people? #JustTransition #KeepItInTheGround #JustTransitionNotNetZero #PeopleOverProfits #Hoodwinked #NoNetZero #COP27 #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #ItTakesRoots #justtransitionalliance ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

@jtalliance There is no cookie cutter approach to #JustTransition—but both workers and communities are essential in a just transition. Just Transition Alliance Executive Director José Bravo explains more in this video. He also talks about how the #UNFCCC is using #justtransition language that promotes climate #falsesolutions such as nuclear energy and hydrogen. José joins Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Familias Unidas por la Justicia and United Steelworkers Local 675 as part of the Workers & Communities delegation and #ItTakesRoots. #JustTransition #JustTransitionNotNetZero #NoNetZero #COP27 #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #ItTakesRoots #KeepItInTheGround @josetoscano2022 ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

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#JustTransition | #ItTakesRoots | #Climate Justice | #JustTransitionNotNetZero

@jtalliance At #COP27, we’re—yet again—demanding that the #UNFCCC leave fossil fuels in the ground and end the shell game of climate #falsesolutions. The planet is burning and the @UN needs to stop adding fuel to the fire. #justtransition #nonetzero #environmentaljustice #climatejustice #hoodwinked ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance

@jtalliance What if we were living in a prequel? We’re at #COP7 to protest climate #falsesolutions and to fight for a #justtransition that prioritizes both communities and workers without causing further harm by way of so-called climate fixes such as nuclear energy, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. We’re here to tell leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Voiceover: @josetoscano2022 #JustTransition #KeepItInTheGround #JustTransitionNotNetZero #PeopleOverProfits #Hoodwinked #NoNetZero #COP27 #ClimateReparations #ClimateJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #ItTakesRoots #JustTransitionAlliance ♬ original sound - Just Transition Alliance