Appeal against climate crime

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Dozens of leading international figures are today uniting around a call to "end climate crimes". End the endless, dilatory and uncertain discussions and take action. At long last.
 
Ahe signatories are of all origins and nationalities (see the list of the first one hundred signatories at the end of the article). They include intellectual and militant figures such as the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Naomi Klein, Pierre Rabbhi, Patrick Chamoiseau, sociologists such as Dominique Méda, anthropologists (Philippe Descola, David Graeber and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro), philosophers such as Jean-Pierre Dupuy, economists (Gael Giraud, Susan George, Serge Latouche), climatologists, historians, stylists, designers. In short? a community of intelligences and talents that, beyond words, pious hopes and intentions, wants to take action.
 
The objective of this "climate insurgency" and to confront "powerful forces - fossil fuel companies, agribusiness multinationals, financial institutions, dogmatic economists, climate skeptics and climate negotiators, policy makers trapped in these lobbies - are blocking and promoting false solutions".
The signatories know that this battle will not be won by the usual methods. They have their sights set on the next UN Climate Conference (COP 21) and they are not expecting miracles. On the other hand, they invoke the determination of peoples to "stop climate crimes" as in other times and places they have done to end slavery, totalitarianism, colonialism or apartheid. "They made the choice to fight for justice and equality and knew that no one would fight in their place. Climate change is a similar issue and we are preparing for a similar insurgency. »
 

The site of the appeal and petition.

 
 
The first hundred signatories:
Agnès Sinaï (Momentum Institute), Alberto Acosta (economist), Alberto Zoratti (Fair Italy), Alex Randall (Climate Outreach), Amy Dahan (Science Historian), Anabela Lemos (Justica Ambiental, Mozambique), Asad Rehman (Friends of the Earth UK), Bernard Guri (Centre for Indigenous Knowledge & Organisational Development), Bill McKibben (founder of 350.org), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (sociologist), Catherine Larrère (philosopher), Christophe Bonneuil (historian), Cindy Wiesner (Coordinator of Grassroots, Global Justice Alliance, USA), Claire Nouvian (Bloom), Claude Lorius (glaciologist), Clive Hamilton (philosopher), David Graeber (anthropologist), Desmond Tutu (Archbishop Emeritus), Dominique Bourg (philosopher), Dominique Méda (sociologist), Edgardo Lander (sociologist), Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (anthropologist), Emem J. Okon (Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre, Nigeria), Emilie Hache (philosopher), Erri de Luca (writer), Esperanza Martinez (former Minister of Public Health of Paraguay), Esther Vivas (researcher and anti-globalization activist), Faikham Harnnarong (Coordinator, Thai Climate Justice Working Group- Thailand), François Gemenne (politician), Frank Murazumi (Friends of the Earth Uganda), Gaël Giraud (economist), Geneviève Azam (economist), George Monbiot (journalist), Gerry Arrances (anti-coal activist), Gilles Boeuf (president of the MNHN), Gilles Clément (landscaper), Gilles-Éric Séralini Godwin Ojo (Friends of the Earth, Nigeria), Gus Massiah (Cedetim), Guy Aurenche (President of CCFD), Isabelle Frémeaux (Laboratoire des Imaginaires Insurrectionnels), Isabelle Stengers (philosopher), Jacques Testart (biologist), Jagoda Munic (Friends of the Earth Croatia - Friends of the Earth International), Jean-Baptiste Fressoz (historian), Jean-Pierre Dupuy (philosopher), Jean Gadrey (economist), Jean Merckaert (Revue Projet), Jeanne Planche (Attac France), John Holloway (sociologist and philosopher), Joan Martinez Alier (economist), John Jordan (Laboratoire des Imaginaires Insurrectionnels), Jon Palais (Bizi !), Josie Riffaud (Confédération paysanne), Julien Rivoire (FSU), Jutta Kill (environmental activist), Kaddour Hadadi (musician and singer, HK and the Saltimbanks), Kevin Smith (Liberate Tate), Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace International), Larry Lohmann (The Corner House), Lech Kowalski (director), Leonardo Boff (theologian), Lidy Nacpil (Jubilee South), Mamadou Goïta (Institut de recherche et de promotion des alternatives au développement, Mali), Louise Hazan (350.org), Marc Dufumier (agronomist), Marc Luyckx Ghisi (writer), Marc Robert (chemist), Marie-Monique Robin (journalist), Matthieu Orphelin (spokesperson for the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind), Maude Barlow (Food & Water Watch), Maxime Combes (economist, member of Attac), Naomi Klein (essayist), Michael Hardt (philosopher), Michael Löwy (sociologist), Mike Davis (historian and sociologist), Nicolas Haeringer (350.org), Nicolas Hulot (President of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind), Nnimmo Bassey (Oil Watch International), Noam Chomsky (linguist and philosopher), Nick Hildyard (The Corner House), Noble Wadzah (Oil Watch Africa), Olivier Bétourné (editor), Olivier de Schutter (lawyer), Pablo Servigne (collapsologist), Pablo Solon (former ambassador of Bolivia), Pascoe Sabido (Corporate Europe Observatory), Pat Mooney (ETC Group), Patrick Chamoiseau (writer), Patrick Viveret (philosopher), Paul Lannoye (former MEP), Philippe Bihouix (engineer), Philippe Desbrosses (Green Intelligence), Philippe Descola (anthropologist), Pierre Rabhi (agronomist and ecological thinker), Pierre-Henri Gouyon (ecologist), Priscilla Achakpa (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council), Nigeria), Razmig Keucheyan (sociologist), Rebecca Foon (musician), Richard Girard (Polaris Institute), Roger Cox (lawyer), Saskia Sassen (sociologist), Serge Latouche (economist), Soumya Dutta (National Alliance of Anti-Nuclear Movements, India), Stefan C. Aykut (politician), Susan George (economist), Swoon (artist), Thomas Coutrot (economist, Attac spokesperson), Tom Kucharz (Ecologistas en Accion, Spain), Tony Clarke (International Forum on Globalization), Txetx Etcheverry (Alternatiba), Valérie Cabannes (End Ecocide), Valérie Masson-Delmotte (climatologist), Vandana Shiva (physicist and ecologist), Vincent Devictor (ecologist), Vivienne Westwood (designer), Yeb Saño (former Philippine Ambassador for Climate), Yvonne Yanez (Oil Watch).
 

A book accompanies this call: Climate Crime, Stop! the call of civil society (Le Seuil). A public meeting will be held in Paris on 3 September from 7 to 9 pm at the Maison des Océans, 195, rue Saint-Jacques, Paris (Ve).

 
 

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