Port of Spain, July 2, 2021 – Caribbean civil society has begun to position itself to build a unified, coherent and amplified voice to enhance the effectiveness and impact of calls for climate justice for the most vulnerable, at a “Virtual Roundtable on a Caribbean Climate Justice Alliance” on June 11, 2021 that was convened by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and Panos Caribbean.
The roundtable brought together key experts, champions and thought leaders working on various aspects of climate justice – economic, environmental and social justice – from civil society organisations, academia, think tanks and other grassroots networks, to discuss a regional alliance to catalyse action, learning and influence policy and practice.
This alliance would link up small and disconnected efforts by CSOs and other non-state actors on climate justice and support vulnerable and marginalised groups to advocate for pro-poor, inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and climate resilient approaches to COVID-19 economic recovery as part of a just transition in the Caribbean.
Photo: CANARI staff taking part in the Global #ClimateStrike campaign on September 20, 2019, which was led by students in more than 150 countries who called for urgent action on climate change. Credit: CANARI