Climate Justice: Vermont Report Backs from the Cancún Climate Talks

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle will speak in Vermont about the UN climate talks held at the end of 2010 in Cancún, Mexico and will provide analysis of the decisions made there.

WHEN & WHERE:

Brattleboro, VT–Wednesday, January 26 from 6pm-8pm (Cancún report via skype) at the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, 214 Main Street

Burlington, VT–Thursday, January 27 from 6pm-8pm with a Potluck following, at the Vermont Workers’ Center, 294 North Winooski Avenue

View the new climate justice video produced by the Vermont Workers’ Center and the People’s University of Learning and Liberation (PULL):

 

 
 
The event in Burlington is co-sponsored by the Vermont Workers’ Center, the People’s University of Learning and Liberation (PULL) and Global Justice Ecology Project.  The presentations will be followed by a discussion of the local implications of the climate justice issue and its links to Vermonters and health care.

The above video on Climate Justice will be shown at both locations.

Petermann lost her accreditation as an UN observer in Cancún for participating in a protest against the UN’s silencing of grassroots voices.  The UN Climate talks excluded participation by people from communities already effected by climate disruption including Indigenous Peoples, women, workers and youth.

Both Langelle and Petermann have attended the UN climate talks since 2004.  Global Justice Ecology Project co-founded the Durban Group for Climate Justice, Climate Justice Now!, Climate Justice Action and works nationally and internationally in solidarity with communities and people impacted by climate change.

Global Justice Ecology Project has offices is Hinesburg, VT and Oakland, CA.

For more info contact:

Aja Lippincott, Global Justice Ecology Project, 802.482.2689

VT Workers’ Center, 802.861.4VWC

 
 
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