EPIC is proud to be part of the Caribbean Climate Justice Alliance which seeks to build a regional coalition and grassroots movement to transform policy and practice and catalyse action for climate justice and a just transition. It brings together leading civil society organisations (CSOs), academia, creatives and other non-state actors and their networks working across different sectors and aspects of climate justice – economic, environmental and social justice – to spark greater awareness, engagement, collaboration to influence policy and deliver and concrete change on the ground.
Convened by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and Pans Caribbean, the Alliance was launched on March 17-18, 2022 and now includes more than 65 organizations and individual activists from across the region.
The goal of the Alliance is to bring together the diverse and often disconnected efforts of CSOs and other non-state actors on climate justice to leverage synergies, enhance knowledge sharing and facilitate joint learning and action to build a strong regional movement by and for rights holders. This will help build a unified, coherent and amplified civil society voice to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and impact of calls for climate justice for the most vulnerable in the Caribbean.
The objectives include:
Advocacy – Developing a shared Caribbean Climate Justice Agenda that reflects the needs, priorities and realities of the region, and enable collective advocacy to amplify the voices of the most vulnerable and influence national, regional and global policies for a pro-poor, inclusive, environmentally sustainable and climate resilient approach to COVID-19 economic recovery and development as part of a new eco-social contract.
Action – Mobilising and encouraging practical action by CSOs, local communities and enterprises, and other non-state actors on climate justice and holding governments accountable for their commitments to deliver climate action and a just transition.
Learning – Documenting and sharing experiences, lessons, good practices and innovations to inspire actions among CSOs, local communities and enterprises, other non-state actors and their partners to scale out and up for impact.
Partnerships – Fostering collaboration and strengthening capacity for more effective and strategic partnerships among civil society and other non-state actors and between civil society, government and other development partners to promote climate justice.