What is the purpose of
the Glasgow Agreement?
The purpose of the Glasgow Agreement is to reclaim the initiative from governments and international institutions by creating an alternative tool for action (inventory and climate agenda) and a space for strategy and coordination for the climate justice movement. Until now the climate justice movement has had a very 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 proposes that civil society proposes its own plan of action, no longer waiting for governments and international institutions to do so. We aim to use a vast array of strategies and tactics, including civil disobedience, to achieve the necessary emissions cuts to prevent a 1.5ºC temperature rise by 2100.
How can my organisation join?
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.
Your organisation can join the Glasgow Agreement at any time! To do so, please fill and submit the contact form.
Would you like to know more?
Ask Us Anything Calls
What is The Glasgow Agreement? Who decides the climate justice agenda? What happens when a group signs up? How are decisions made? Do I have to travel to Glasgow now?
Getting involved with the Glasgow Agreement can be as intimidating and confusing as it is rewarding and impactful. In order to facilitate the onboarding process the Outreach Group has launched a new initiative: Monthly “Ask Us Anything” calls.
At these short, one hour calls we’ll have a short presentation of the Glasgow Agreement, a summary of the last assembly and finally an open section where you can ask all the questions you ever wanted! These calls will be open to organisations that have just joined the Agreement and are trying to understand how it works, organisations that are considering joining but would like to know more, and individuals who are part of the Agreement but cannot attend the assemblies.
The next session of Ask us Anything calls will take place on the 29th of May at 2PM GMT.
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting.
Meeting ID: 98182271606
Please feel free to attend if you have any questions or concerns about the process and organisations of the Glasgow Agreement We also encourage you to invite any groups or individuals you are in contact with who may want to know more about the Agreement and we can answer all the questions you need.
You can find more information in our FAQ or by watching our previously held webinars:
- Where’s the Climate Justice Movement going?
- Introduction to Glasgow Agreement: A plan of our own (soon available)
- Emission inventories as tools for action! Inventories and Climate Agendas from below
- What to Shut Down and how (soon available)