This Union Believes:
2.1 That climate and ecological crises are the result of centuries of colonial and capitalist projects in the pursuit of domination and profit; these have been resisted for as long as they have been practiced.
2.2 That declarations of ‘crisis’ or ‘emergency’ are integrally linked to these colonial power structures which determine which ‘crises’ are recognised, when, by whom, and who is made responsible for acting on them.
2.3 That a just transition is not about managing future risks to Western populations and states but establishing reparations and remediation led by and for Indigenous, Black, brown, queer, trans, disabled and poor communities across the global South and in the global North, who experience the structural violence of pollution, hunger, drought, floods and displacement as extensions of their marginalisation.
2.4 That a just transition should establish legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate; and repair the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of humans and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all.
2.5 That climate justice should oppose all forms of capitalism, nationalism, militarism and fascism that profit from ecological and social violence; and refuse any collaboration with agents that uphold and extend the racialized violence of borders, police and prison systems unless it is accountable to the marginalised groups oppressed by them.