Grassroots greens will challenge leaders transition away from fossil fuels Call it the “People’s Climate March, Part III.” On Saturday, September 8 , thousands of people are expected to converge on the streets of San Francisco to demand that government leaders commit to ending all new fossil fuel projects and accelerating the move toward renewable energy. The march is part of a global campaign calling for environmental justice and a “just transition” to renewable energy that protects workers and frontline communities. Satellite events will happen across the United States and around the world, including Indonesia, Turkey, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom, among other places. “We’re making sure that politicians see what diverse climate leadership must look like, to successfully serve the entire population of people who are actually affected by climate change,” Antonio Díaz, organizational director for People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Justice ( PODER ), said at an August 8 press conference announcing the upcoming march. Representatives from labor unions, environmental justice groups, faith alliances, and immigrant rights organizations gathered in front of San Francisco’s Ferry Building to deliver an unequivocal message: Climate justice cannot wait for a new administration in Washington, DC. Climate-related disasters are […]

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