Press Call: Frontline Communities & Workers Delegation Demands Real Climate Solutions at COP26
(Nov. 4, 2021) GLASGOW– More than 60 frontline community leaders and organizers are on the ground in Glasgow with the It Takes Roots U.S. delegation to represent those most impacted by the climate crisis at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), also known as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Centering the voices and leadership of frontline communities and workers on the global stage, this delegation demands that world leaders commit to real solutions to advance climate justice, environmental justice, and a just transition off of fossil fuels at the international climate negotiations.
What: A press call to hear directly from BIPOC Environmental Justice leaders/workers/communities of the It Takes Roots delegation
When: Friday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Online via Zoom
José Bravo, Executive Director, Just Transition Alliance
Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network
Ozawa Bineshi Albert, Co-Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance
Jonathan Alingu, Co-Director, Central Florida Jobs with Justice
Ramon Mejía, Anti-Militarism National Organizer, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
To see a list a of delegation spokespeople, visit www.ittakesroots.org/cop26
Register here to join the call
ABOUT IT TAKES ROOTS
It Takes Roots is a multiracial, multicultural, intergenerational alliance of alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces, territories and Native lands on Turtle Island; and is led by women, gender non-conforming people, people of color, Black and Indigenous Peoples. It is an outcome of years of organizing and relationship building across the membership of Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network and Right to the City Alliance. Our four alliances are led by communities on the frontlines fighting for racial, housing and climate justice, and Indigenous sovereignty.