The Climate Justice Alliance participated in the COP24 side event, ‘Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change,’ at the UNFCCC COP24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland in December 2018. Grassroots and Indigenous women leaders, alongside representatives from international organizations, spoke out to address the need for solutions based in a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights advocacy, agro-ecology implementation, fossil fuel resistance, and protection of women land defenders. The event was organized by Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International. Ruth Nyambura, a feminist, organizer and researcher from Kenya was one of the presenters at this event.
CJA traveled to Poland, together with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Just Transition Alliance and La Via Campesina, as part of the It Takes Roots delegation. We are building and organizing together with our international allies, in the face of increasing racism, white nationalism and corporate control.