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Justice 2015: A Campaign Narrative for Accountability and Equality

Building on the 2013 GCAP Global Assembly -  with an eye on the formation of a just Post-2015 sustainable development framework - GCAP activists have collaborated on a narrative for a broad-based people's campaign for equality.  

"Justice 2015" proposes 15 Solutions for 2015 to hold governments, international institutions and the private sector to account.  This Campaign Narrative will provide a foundation for GCAP and related civil society actions in the year ahead, including activities that are part of Global Moves for Justice 2015.

"We will campaign for a world where our economies create prosperity for all and not a select few, where extreme income inequality is overcome, governments, people and the private sector respect the rights and dignity of all people and treasure the planet so that it will be habitable for current and future generations," GCAP notes in the introduction to the narrative.

We must address the current context of obscene inequality if the world is to truly eliminate poverty and enable a life of dignity for all. To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, 'we have enough for everybody's need, but not enough for everybody's greed'.

Not long ago, Pope Francis built on this theme, noting that “inequality is the root of social ills” and adding that issues of poverty need to be “radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality.”

More than 100 MPs sign climate change EDM

More than 100 MPs have so far signed an early day motion calling on the UK government to urge the EU to take a stronger stand in tackling climate change.
With less than a month to go to the crucial UN climate change summit in Copenhagen, the motion says industrialised countries bear the greatest responsibility for global warming.
It calls on EU governments to commit to 40 per cent cuts in carbon emissions by 2020. The present target is 20 per cent, rising to 30 per cent if a global deal is reached at Copenhagen.

Doncaster rallies Miliband in Climate Justice - Climate Care

Doncaster played host to a successful Climate Change Rally last Saturday (11th July), organised by members of the coalition including CAFOD, Tearfund, Christian Aid, Operation Noah and Doncaster Minster.
Over 400 people joined the climate change march. Donny the Dog, Doncaster Rover's lucky mascot, clowns, school children, factory workers and local groups of social justice organisations made a spectacle parading through the town centre on Saturday morning.

Climate Change Rally in Doncaster

A wide coalition of schools, churches, community and environmental groups are planning a mass rally on climate change on Saturday July 11th in Doncaster. During the event, there will be the opportunity to quiz Ed Miliband MP, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
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