Resistance, Transition, Vision: System Change Not Climate Change

System Change Not Climate Change

Resistance, Transition, Vision

Equitable action on the climate crisis requires challenging existing and new sources of climate change pollution, establishing a vision of what we want, and finding ways to pursue an equitable transition off of fossil fuel dependency. Speakers share their experiences with local climate justice campaigns, transition models, and real solutions to the climate crisis that are grounded in principles of equity and social justice.

Playlist (6 videos)

Individual videos

John Cartwright, President of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council
John speaks about the opportunities for good green jobs in many sectors, drawing on experiences in Toronto.

Kim Cornelissen, Vice-President of l’Association Québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA), A founder of the Coalition Against Shale Gas Exploration
Kim discusses the push to develop shale gas in Quebec, the consequences of this, the growing movement resisting it and how this relates to climate justice.

Cam Fenton, National Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
Cam explains why climate change is about seeking “generational justice,and that we have a responsibility to future generations to act.

Bill McKibben, Author, Educator, and Environmentalist
Bill conveys a passionate plea for action in the face of the already serious consequences of climate change.

Chief Jackie Thomas, Saik’uz First Nation
Jackie addresses the Saik’uz First Nation opposition to a proposed Enbridge pipeline which would bring tar sands crude to the B.C. coast.

Cathy Wilander, Head of the Delta-Richmond Chapter, Council of Canadians
Cathy describes the B.C. based Stop the Pave campaign, a climate justice campaign aimed at stopping a local highway project using empowering direct action tactics.

Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa
Patrick describes why he takes hope from the growing climate justice movement going into the UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa (December 2011).