For many climate justice advocates, the trajectory of the COVID 19 pandemic is unsurprising, as it mirrors the very systems and structures that underpin the climate crisis. We need a Just Recovery from COVID 19, this report attempts to show the way.
The report shows how public and economic policy can be reformulated through these six proposals:
1. Reclaiming and rebuilding public services to promote public affluence.
2. Complementing the Green Economy with the Purple Economy.
3. Transitioning to a low-carbon energy system.
4. Pursuing structural transformation not structural reforms.
5. Changing ownership structures throughout the economy to reconfigure power relations
6. Build a new internationalism.
Want to hear more about the report and a South African Just Recovery? Join members of the Climate Justice Coalition and the Institute for Economic Justice as they discuss what a Just Recovery looks like for South Africa.
We’re calling on the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni to insist that the DBSA and IDC invest in a clean energy future with social and climate justice at the heart of transition away from fossil fuels.
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Check out this new report by @350Africa and @IEJ_SA that shows that a just recovery from the #COVID19 pandemic is an opportunity to restructure #SouthAfrica’s economy to be more sustainable and resilient and to prioritize the needs of ordinary people. https://350africa.org/just-recovery-report/ Click here to tweet this message
A new report shows that we need a people-centred approach that is designed to overcome and not entrench existing inequalities if we want to avoid going back to business as usual after #COVID19. Download the report here: https://350africa.org/just-recovery-report/@350Africa and @IEJ_SA