|Consultation:||Young Greens AGM 2019|
|Agenda item:||B Motions|
B3: Recognising the impact Colonialism has had on climate change
Many former commonwealth countries such as Fiji are facing threats from the impact of climate change with rising sea levels and unpredictable weather systems bringing flooding and destruction. This motion seeks to start a conversation within the green movement about how we can ensure that steps are taken to tackle the climate emergency, such as a green new deal, recognise those nations who were subjected to colonialism must be given reparations to enable such nations to construct sustainable industry and to benefit from the opportunities a just green transition can present. This motion commits young greens to recognise the impacts of colonialism and calls for us to support reparations and to campaign for funding to enable nations to develop sustainably as part of any green new deal.
The Young Greens recognise the impact British colonialism has had in
accelerating climate change which disproportionately effects the global south
and that any green new deal should include reparations and sustainable
development funding for former British colonial territories.
- Wesley Walton (Loughborough)
- Sam Murray (Waltham Forest & Redbridge Greens)
- Tyrone Scott (Hackney Green Party)
- Dan Kedem
- Robert Nixon
- Cameron Wright