What is the purpose of
the Glasgow Agreement?
The purpose of the Glasgow Agreement is to reclaim the initiative from governments and international institutions and create an alternative tool for action and articulation for the climate justice movement. Until now the climate justice movement in general has had a big focus on pressuring governments to take action on climate, or to push for stronger international agreements within the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), such as the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 or the Paris Agreement in 2015. Meanwhile, emissions have continued to rise. Hence, the Glasgow Agreement intends for civil society to propose its own plan of action, no longer waiting for governments and international institutions to do so. We aim to use civil disobedience as our main (but not exclusive) tool to achieve the necessary emissions cuts to prevent a 1.5°C temperature rise by 2100.
Who can join the
Glasgow Agreement process?
Any social movement or organisation, small or large, local, regional, national, or international, can join, except for political parties, commercial companies and churches (religious groups can join). It is not necessary that your organisation be legally registered in your country for you to participate.
This Agreement is made of organisations, not individuals. Although individuals can commit to help build the Glasgow Agreement, attend the assemblies and take part in working groups, they cannot make political proposals, particularly for the Agreement text.
To join the Glasgow Agreement process, please fill and submit the contact form.
There are weekly English webinars at Wednesday 2PM UTC to explain the Glasgow Agreement and how to get involved. The webinars currently take place on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 370 258 8310
Feel free to join us, and/or invite other social or climate justice organisations!
We also have recurrent webinars in various languages.