Here is a collection of resources, mainly printed booklets covering a range of issues related to climate change and social justice. If you would like some copies of them, just contact us and we will arrange to have them posted to you.
IBON primer on System Change
This IBON primer reviews the deep-going social roots of the ecological crisis. It argues that only with a radical shift in the way our economic and social systems are organized in short, through system change can this relationship be reset onto a sustainable path.
This 16 page A5 booklet is designed to be an introduction to what climate justice is, what it means for us in Aotearoa and to contribute to a discussion about how we can create a climate change movement which is working towards real solutions, a just transition and meaningful change.
Subtitled “Social Movement Strategies for the Final Year of Struggle over the Next Universal Climate Treaty”. The report, released in December 2014 after the Lima climate negotiations, is a compilation of strategies to fight for climate justice including analysis of what sort of strategies we can use to delegitimise the role of the fossil fuel industry and ensure we put an end to its cosy relationship with our decision makers.
Organizing Cools The Planet
This booklet offers a challenge to all concerned about the ecological crisis: find your frontline. This booklet weaves together stories, analysis, organizing tools, and provocative questions, to offer a snapshot of the North American Climate Justice movement and provide pathways for readers to participate in it.
“There is no task more urgent than to organize a mass popular movement to deal effectively with the looming environmental crisis. The barriers are high, the forces opposed powerful. All the more reason to dedicate ourselves to the kinds of efforts outlined Joshua Kahn Russell and Hilary Moore’s booklet.” —Noam Chomsky
Contours of Climate Justice – Ideas for shaping new climate and energy politics
This collection of interventions contributes to the re-conceptualisation of climate change as an issue of justice, and therefore also of struggle. It further seeks to strengthen a climate and energy politics that will prove capable of solving the multiple crises that climate change is part of, and which humanity is facing.
Jobs After Coal report – by Coal Action Network Aotearoa
The report argues that: The role of coal in New Zealand’s economy is small. There are many options for jobs in the industries that will replace coal. Skills of coal miners are transferable to other industries, and communities can reinvent themselves to regain a new prosperity after coal.
Women and Food Sovereignty
This publication aims to present testimonies that reflect the situation of rural women fighting for food rights in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement
What often are seen as separate movements—environment, social justice, labor, democracy, indigenous rights—are all deeply interconnected, particularly in the way that they challenge the current economic system as a root cause of much that they seek to change. This report focuses on the development of this new economy movement in the US.
Small Scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down The Earth
Agriculture can contribute to cooling down the earth by using farm practices that store CO2 and reduce the use of energy on all farms.
Beautiful Green World
If the green economy does not break with the structures of the old economy and merely serves as a growth programme for the latter, it will quickly lead to disillusionment and lose its sheen.
Economic Drivers of Water Financialization
This report shows how trade and investment strategies, including WTO negotiations, act as economic drivers of water financialisation. Its 12 country case studies expose the way in which many corporations, financial institutions, trade agreements and cooperation strategies are paving the way for water privatisation and financialisation.
Geopiracy – The Case against Geoengineering
Whether it is to adjust the earth’s thermostat or change the chemical balance of our oceans, geoengineering solutions to climate change represent a threat to people and the planet.
Poverty, Climate and Energy
Industrialised countries are trying to cap greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously financing fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure, but the widespread belief that fossil fuels are central to development is misguided.
The New Biomassters
A critique of what OECD countries are calling ‘the new bioeconomy’. Sold as an ecological switch from a ‘black carbon’ (i.e fossil fuel) economy to a ‘green carbon’ (plant-based) economy, this emerging bioeconomy is in fact a red-hot resource grab.
The Great Milk Robbery
This publication documents the importance of milk to the livelihoods and health of the poor in many countries of the global South, and how small-scale vendors who collect milk from small farmers and pastoralists are under threat from dairy corporations.
Reclaim the UN from Corporate Capture
As the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) turns 20, there are real concerns about the increasing influence of major corporations and business lobby groups within the UN.
Investing in Conflict
This report is about bringing hard facts and community perspectives together to help people to become more informed about the nature of the mining industry.
Memory, Truth and Justice for Heroes
This publication is dedicated to all those heroes who have died in their resistance to mining, oil and gas, and to those that continue to resist around the world.
Download The People’s Agreement was a key outcome of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which was a global gathering of social movements, indigenous peoples, NGOs and activists. It was hosted by the government of Bolivia on 19-22 April 2010 and was attended by around 30,000 people from over 100 countries in order to develop real solutions to the climate crisis.
This report focuses on campaigns that have the defence and enforcement of community rights at the heart of their struggles.
Agriculture and Climate Change – Real Problems, False Solutions
A fantastic report about climate change and industrial agriculture.
Hoodwinked in the Hothouse
An easy and essential guide to navigating the landscape of false solutions to climate change being promoted by those who hope to generate a profit from them.