On April 9-11, people around the world came together to collectively reimagine our future. The Global Just Recovery Gathering was a three-day online event featuring interactive workshops, cultural sessions, and hands-on trainings. Stay connected and find more ways to get involved.
The Global Just Recovery Gathering was filled with powerful panels, workshops and other sessions. Here are just some highlights:
Panels & plenaries
Highlights from the Gathering
Opening Panel: Just Recovery for All
Panel #2: How to Postpone the End of the World
Panel #3: Grounding Ourselves: Science Updates & Our Mental Health
Panel #4: Hearing the Guardians of the Earth
Panel #5: The Urgency of Intersectional Organizing: BIPOC Voices on Climate
Panel #6: End Fossil Finance
Panel #7: Climate Solutions Can Only Succeed with Justice at the Heart
Get involved with campaigns in your area and make sure you stay engaged after the Gathering. Here are some actions you can support:
End Fossil Fuel Finance Pledge – Millions have mobilized to stop the climate crisis from getting worse. Now’s the time to follow the money and pressure all banks, insurers, and governments to stop funding fossil fuels.
Newsletter for the Future – Fridays for Future has a newsletter you can subscribe to and get updates.
Go Clean, ICBC – As the largest bank in the world, ICBC has a great potential to become the world’s best bank by stopping all its financing to dirty, dangerous coal. This coalition campaign will launch very soon; in the meantime, pledge your support and receive updates at moments you can make a difference.
Gastivists – join the resistance against gas infrastructures.
Move the Money for a Just Recovery – It’s time to move the money for a Just Recovery in Asia! Asia hosts 60% of the world’s population which represents the majority of the most vulnerable communities to the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. International financing institutions, multilateral development banks, and export credit agencies must come together and demand the end to fossil fuel finance, and chart a Just Recovery path where no one gets left behind. Sign up to demand public development banks to move the money away from dirty fossil fuels.
‘Big Three’ commercial banks campaign – Learn about the state of public support for fossil fuels by the Japanese government in comparison with G20 countries and reduction targets under the Paris Agreement.
ATO4NEN – The Government of Japan is reviewing the “Basic Energy Plan,” an important policy that determines the future of Japan’s energy. Join the growing chorus of people demanding to protect the environment and their future, not the shortsighted economic benefits of companies that have relied on fossil fuels and nuclear power plants.
Omnibus Law – The Indonesian government approved a sweeping jobs-creation bill that loosens labor and environmental regulations – posing a threat to workers’ rights, environmental protection, and the protection of indigenous peoples, farmers, and frontline communities. Sign to show solidarity with the people of Indonesia fighting for their rights.
Clean Air for Adana – Iskenderun Bay in Turkey has been surrounded by intense polluters. We do not want the currently-under-construction Hunutlu coal-fired thermal power plant in the region, but clean air for Adana!
Junk Terror Law – Stand with Filipino Environmental Defenders against the Terror Law! Defending people and our planet is not terrorism! Demand the Duterte administration through the Philippine Congress to repeal the Anti-Terrorism Law by signing up.
Green New Deal – Bangladesh must keep coal and gas out of its energy transition plans and cancel all coal plant projects and use the land to kickstart new solar energy projects.
End Fossil Finance – Public and private banks pour hundreds of billions of euros each year into the fossil industry and the only way to stop them is through sustained public organising and people power.
Stop funding climate criminals! – We’re calling on the European Central Bank and President Christine Lagarde: don’t pour billions of euros into dirty fossil fuel corporations. Stop funding the climate crisis! (EN / FR / DE / NL)
Green New Deal – It’s time for the government to step up and deliver a real plan for health, for jobs and for climate action.
Bank of England / UK finance
Kein Geld Für Klimaverbrecher / ECB – Europa befindet sich wieder im Lockdown. Die Europäische Zentralbank gibt Corona-Finanzhilfen in Höhe mehrerer Milliarden Euro frei – und lässt sie Kohle-, Öl- und Gaskonzernen wie Shell und Total zukommen.Eigentlich sollen diese Gelder dazu dienen, dass sich Menschen und die Wirtschaft von der Corona-Krise erholen können. Stattdessen werden damit Unternehmen unterstützt, die auf der ganzen Welt die Umwelt verschmutzen und gegen Menschenrechte verstoßen. HANDLE JETZT, damit sich das nicht wiederholt.
Just Recovery – The default option for politicians at the moment is to advocate for a swift return to a pre-Corona economy. For us, the climate justice movement, this is not the case. The Corona crisis has completely changed the political landscape and makes demands conceivable and necessary that seemed impossible a year ago. Our vision is to end the age of fossil fuels and to begin a justice-driven, ecological transformation that is induced from below by movements for climate, social and racial justice. In Germany, we are working with a powerful and intersectional coalition with 20+ organisations and movement groups to demand a just recovery for all that tackles the climate crisis and social inequality at the same time. You want to be part of this historic fight? Join us on our social media (FB, Twitter, Insta) and get directly in touch with us via our Movement Support Team.
Stop EACOP – Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest lender, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) of Japan are reportedly about to finance a 1,443-kilometer crude oil pipeline through Uganda and Tanzania. If built, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) would be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world and is expected to cause large-scale displacement of communities and pose grave risks to protected environments, water sources and wetlands in both Uganda and Tanzania. Please sign the petition and call on the banks not to finance this project and instead focus its finance on green projects which will positively transform East Africa’s economies for future generations.
Stop oil exploration in the Virunga – The immense and rich diversity of ecosystems, incomparable fauna and flora in the Virunga and Salonga parks which is of an exceptional universal value, is now threatened by licensing rounds for oil exploration by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through the Ministry of Hydrocarbons. The local communities and civil society demand that the Congolese government immediately put an end to the process for granting oil exploration licences within these sensitive ecosystems, including the decommissioning project for parts of the Virunga and Solanga Parks, both listed as UNESCO world heritage and RAMSAR sites.
Decoalonize – join the movement committed to stopping the development of coal and coal-related industries for a clean and sustainable energy future in Kenya and the region.
Green New Eskom – A campaign to push for a rapid & just transition to renewable energy for South Africa’s national utility Eskom – the biggest climate polluter on the African continent.
An Amazon free from oil and gas – 47 indigenous communities and 22 conservation areas could be impacted by the oil and gas industry in the Brazilian Amazon. On December 4th, 2020, the Brazilian oil and gas agency (ANP) will hold yet another fossil fuel auction, one that will include indigenous lands and conservation areas. We must stop them!
Build Back Fossil Free – Our country is in crisis. In the midst of a pandemic and climate catastrophe, our communities turned out in record numbers to elect you. Now it’s time to fulfill your promises to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.
Pass the Just Transition Act – Workers can’t keep waiting for help with the transition. They need action now. It’s time for Trudeau to keep his promise to workers and legislate the Just Transition Act.
Our Islands Our Home – Torres Strait Islanders are bringing the first climate change case against the Australian federal government over human rights.
ACC, Go Fossil Free – ACC, one of NZ’s major public investment funds, is using over $200 million of our public money to line the pockets of dirty fossil fuel companies that have knowingly pushed our climate to the brink of collapse and are now threatening to take us over the edge. Call on ACC to go fossil free.
Pacific Demands for Just Recovery – Pacific Island Leaders must take strong and decisive action on the climate crisis and a Just Recovery by responding to key policy demands.
Matagi Malohi: Strong Winds – A film that tells the story of our journey to uplift our people and shape a narrative that paints us not as victims of the climate crisis but as the leaders, the healers, the nurturers, the artists, the gardeners, the growers, the seafarers and the navigators we are.
Choices are being made right now that will shape our society for years and decades to come.
A Just Recovery from the pandemic that simultaneously tackles the climate crisis is essential. What ideas do we have, what opportunities do we see in the horizon, what can we learn — and how can we collaborate with one another?
During the Global Just Recovery Gathering, there will be:
There will be exciting panels featuring incredible activists and thought leaders from around the world.
There will be a diversity of workshops on a variety of climate campaigning skills and topics.
Space will be dedicated for people to network and share their experiences and stories.
Sing and Create
We will host cultural sessions throughout the Gathering where artists and musicians around the world will be sharing and we want to engage participants to create their own art.
The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a project led by 350.org. We welcome organisations all over the world who want to partner. If you are interested, reach out to email@example.com.
350 Côte d’Ivoire ★ 350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon ★ 350 HK ★ 350 Kenya ★ 350 Pilipinas ★ 350 Seattle ★ 350 Taiwan ★ 350 Vietnam ★ Abibiman Foundation ★ Action Aid International ★ AFIEGO – Africa Institute for Energy Governance ★ Asian Environmental Youth Network ★ Association Catholique pour la Protection de l’Environnement au Burundi ★ Attac France ★ Avaaz ★ Açık Radyo ★ Beautiful Trouble ★ Bersihkan Indonesia Coalition ★ Better Food Foundation ★ BIPoC Climate Justice Network ★ Buğday Ekolojik Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği ★ C40 cities ★ CAD Zimbabwe ★ Campaign Bootcamp ★ CAN International ★ CAN Latin America ★ Catholic University of East Africa ★ Centre for Citizens Conserving – CECIC ★ Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education ★ Cercle des Grands Pionniers – Bénin ★ China Rights ★ CIEL ★ Climate Clock ★ Climate Justice Charter Movement ★ Climate Migration Network ★ Climáximo ★ deCOALonize ★ Defend ★ Defenders Dialogue China, inc. ★ Earthlife Africa ★ Engajamundo ★ European Network Against Racism ★ Fahamu Africa ★ Fossielvrij NL ★ Fossil Free South Africa ★ Fridays for Future Bangladesh ★ Fridays for Future Brazil ★ Fridays for Future Latin America ★ Fridays for Future Pakistan ★ Fridays for Future Uganda ★ Fridays for Future USA ★ Friends of the Earth International ★ Gaia Pacha ★ Gastivists ★ GIFSEP ★ Girls for Climate ★ Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action ★ Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice – DCJ ★ Global Catholic Climate Movement – Latin America ★ Global Gas & Oil Network ★ Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation – GIFSEP ★ Green Environment Youth Korea ★ Green Saturday ★ Greenfaith ★ Greenpeace Brasil ★ Greenpeace International ★ Greenpeace Mediterranean ★ Greenpeace South East Asia ★ HAKI Africa ★ Haki Nawiri Afrika ★ Hayatı ve Doğayı Koruma Platformu ★ Health of Mother Earth Foundation ★ Home Planet Books ★ IISD – International Institute for Sustainable Development ★ Instituto Alana ★ International Trade Union Confederation ★ International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) ★ İklim İçin 350 ★ Jeune Vert Togo ★ Jeunesse Unie pour le Progrès et le Développement – JUPD ★ JVE Côte d’Ivoire ★ JVE International ★ JVE Rwanda ★ Kentsel Stratejiler ve Yerel Uygulamalar Derneği ★ Kenya Environmental Action Network ★ Kishoka Youth Organisation ★ Klima Action Malaysia – KAMY ★ Konzeptwerk Neue Oekonomie ★ Kozalak Derneği ★ Liberte o Futuro ★ Living Laudato Si ★ MOCICC ★ Museum of World Religions ★ Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) ★ Namati ★ Natural Justice Kenya ★ NEON ★ New/Mode ★ Newcastle Environmental Justice Alliance ★ Notre Affaire à Tous ★ Nu Climate Vision Klerksdorp ★ Oil Change International ★ Omnipresent Living Art ★ Oxfam International ★ Pathway to Paris ★ Poor People’s Campaign ★ Power for all ★ Powershift Nepal ★ Project 90 by 2030 ★ Rise for Climate Belgium ★ Réseau Climat Développement ★ Réseau des Associations pour la Protection de l’Environnement – Sénégal ★ SAFCEI ★ Save Lamu ★ Seed Mob ★ Shell Must Fall ★ Sierra Club ★ Sierra Leone School Green Clubs ★ TEMA Vakfı ★ The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty ★ the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination ★ The Movement Hub ★ Türkiye Tabiatını Koruma Derneği Ayvalık Temsilciliği ★ Uganda’s Little Green Hands ★ Ulex Project ★ United Front ★ Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance ★ VAM asbl ★ Waterberg Women’s Advocacy Organisation ★ WeMove African Youth Initiative on Climate Change – AYICC ★ WESSA ★ WoMin African Alliance ★ World Resource Institute Africa ★ Yeni İnsan Yayınevi ★ Yerel İzleme Araştırma ve Uygulamalar Derneği ★ Yeryüzü Derneği ★ Yeşil Düşünce Derneği ★ Yeşil Gelecek Derneği ★ Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines ★ YouthNet for Climate Justice ★ YUVA ★ Zetkin Collective
The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a project led by 350.org. We welcome organisations all over the world who want to partner. If you are interested, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action Aid International ★ Avaaz ★ Beautiful Trouble ★ C40 cities ★ CAN International ★ Campaign Bootcamp ★ CIEL ★ Climate Migration Network ★ The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty ★ Friends of the Earth International ★ Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action ★ Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice – DCJ ★ Global Gas & Oil Network ★ Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation – GIFSEP ★ Greenfaith ★ Greenpeace International ★ Haki Nawiri Afrika ★ Health of Mother Earth Foundation ★ International Trade Union Confederation ★ IISD – International Institute for Sustainable Development ★ JVE International ★ NEON ★ New/Mode ★ Oil Change International ★ Oxfam International ★ Pathway to Paris ★ Power for all ★ Seed Mob ★ WeMove
African Youth Initiative on Climate Change – AYICC ★ Asian Environmental Youth Network ★ Engajamundo ★ Fridays for Future Bangladesh ★ Fridays for Future Brazil ★ Fridays for Future Latin America ★ Fridays for Future Pakistan ★ Fridays for Future Uganda ★ Fridays for Future USA ★ Green Environment Youth Korea ★ Kenya Environmental Action Network ★ Kishoka Youth Organisation ★ Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines ★ YouthNet for Climate Justice ★
Abibiman Foundation ★ Açık Radyo ★ AFIEGO – Africa Institute for Energy Governance ★ Association Catholique pour la Protection de l’Environnement au Burundi ★ Attac France ★ Bersihkan Indonesia Coalition ★ Better Food Foundation ★ BIPoC Climate Justice Network ★ Buğday Ekolojik Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği ★ CAD Zimbabwe ★ CAN Latin America ★ Catholic University of East Africa ★ Centre for Citizens Conserving – CECIC ★ Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education ★ Cercle des Grands Pionniers – Bénin ★ China Rights ★ Climate Clock ★ Climate Justice Charter Movement ★ Climáximo ★ deCOALonize ★ Defend ★ Defenders Dialogue China, inc. ★ Earthlife Africa ★ European Network Against Racism ★ Fahamu Africa ★ Fossielvrij NL ★ Gaia Pacha ★ Gastivists ★ GIFSEP ★ Girls for Climate ★ Global Catholic Climate Movement – Latin America ★ Green Environment Youth Korea ★ Green Saturday ★ Greenpeace Brasil ★ Greenpeace Mediterranean ★ Greenpeace South East Asia ★ HAKI Africa ★ Hayatı ve Doğayı Koruma Platformu ★ Home Planet Books ★ Instituto Alana ★ International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) ★ Jeune Vert Togo ★ Jeunesse Unie pour le Progrès et le Développement – JUPD ★ JVE Côte d’Ivoire ★ JVE Rwanda ★ Kentsel Stratejiler ve Yerel Uygulamalar Derneği ★ Klima Action Malaysia – KAMY ★ Konzeptwerk Neue Oekonomie ★ Kozalak Derneği ★ the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination ★ Liberte o Futuro ★ Living Laudato Si ★ MOCICC ★ The Movement Hub ★ Museum of World Religions ★ Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) ★ Namati ★ Natural Justice Kenya ★ Newcastle Environmental Justice Alliance ★ Notre Affaire à Tous ★ Nu Climate Vision Klerksdorp ★ Poor People’s Campaign ★ Powershift Nepal ★ Omnipresent Living Art ★ Project 90 by 2030 ★ Réseau Climat Développement ★ Réseau des Associations pour la Protection de l’Environnement – Sénégal ★ Rise for Climate Belgium ★ SAFCEI ★ Save Lamu ★ Shell Must Fall ★ Sierra Club ★ Sierra Leone School Green Clubs ★ TEMA Vakfı ★ Türkiye Tabiatını Koruma Derneği Ayvalık Temsilciliği ★ Ulex Project ★ Uganda’s Little Green Hands ★ United Front ★ Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance ★ VAM asbl ★ Waterberg Women’s Advocacy Organisation ★ WESSA ★ WoMin African Alliance ★ World Resource Institute Africa ★ Yeni İnsan Yayınevi ★ Yerel İzleme Araştırma ve Uygulamalar Derneği ★ Yeryüzü Derneği ★ Yeşil Düşünce Derneği ★ Yeşil Gelecek Derneği ★ YUVA ★ Zetkin Collective ★
350 HK ★ 350 Kenya ★ 350 Taiwan ★ 350 Pilipinas ★ 350 Vietnam ★ 350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon ★ Fossil Free South Africa ★ 350 Seattle ★ İklim İçin 350 ★ 350 Côte d’Ivoire
Register to attend
Public registration is now open – save your spot today!
Once you’ve registered you’ll get access to explore the event portal, update your profile, browse sessions and create your own agenda.
Yes! There is no cost to register or participate throughout the event.
The gathering will span over 3 consecutive days. In order to cover all time zones, and to ensure that no one will have to wake up very early or stay up very late, the gathering will consist of a series of 6 hours blocks of activities. Some sessions will be repeated in multiple blocks so that people in all timezones can participate.
Ideally, participants will attend the full block. It’s ok if you can only attend however long you are able to.
This is a public event. Participants should be aware of this when participating in sessions. In addition, you may want to consider your own digital security, such as using VPN.
Also, facilitators and moderators will work to ensure sessions are conducted with dignity and respect between participants.
This will be an interactive, dynamic online experience – much more than a standard webinar or zoom call. All you’ll need is a decent internet connection and a mobile phone/computer. (See more below if you think you may need help with either of these).
Once you’ve entered our virtual conference website, you will be able to: choose which sessions you want to attend, join both plenary presentations and smaller interactive workshops, chat 1-1 or in groups with other conference participants from around the world, and browse our ‘movement fair’ where partner organizations will display their work.
Beyond the key speakers, there will also be cultural sessions, break out workshops, as well as a space for networking and sharing.
Diversity is at the heart of this event, and we’re committed to building an accessible and multilingual experience. We acknowledge that access to clear, easy to understand information and communication is crucial for enabling participation. While recognizing our limited resources and capacity, we have chosen a key platform due to its accessibility functionalities. And we commit to providing interpretation, live-captioning, sign language interpretation and other accessibility tools in plenary sessions and whenever feasible. The set of languages for each session will be made available at least two weeks in advance of the event, in the agenda on the website.
We also would like to invite you to be a part of making this possible! If you have any feedback, needs or would like to volunteer yourself for providing accessibility support, please contact email@example.com by March 15th.
Acknowledging that internet connections vary in quality and cost around the world, 350.org may be able to provide monetary support to some individuals or groups of participants, through a Participation Equity fund that will be managed and assigned by 350.org’s national or regional teams.
We will broadcast the events on YouTube and Facebook, as those require less bandwidth (in those cases, though, other accessibility tools such as interpretation and translated simultaneous captioning are not available due to the platforms’ limitations). Wherever possible, we will be posting those events with captions afterwards.
350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the United States. 350.org is hosting this event as a space for climate and social justice movements. Speakers, facilitators and artists will be speaking on their own behalf and do not necessarily represent 350.org’s views. If you want to donate and support this effort, click here.
If you have more questions, you can reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support our Climate Movement
The Global Just Recovery Gathering was just the beginning. If you can afford it, please make a contribution so we can build a global grassroots movement to take on the fossil fuel industry.