EVENT RECAP: Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright Featured at Climate Justice Panel Hosted by It Takes Roots

September 19, 2023

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, Media Coverage, News

A protest sign that reads "Climate Justice Now!"

Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, director of Environmental Justice at NYLPI, joined climate justice advocates from organizations representing impacted, frontline communities at a press conference on September 19, during NYC Climate Week, to demand real climate solutions, a Just Transition, climate reparations, and a phase-out of fossil fuels. 

“Frontline speakers denounce false solutions such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon markets and offsets, climate geo-engineering, nature-based solutions, nuclear power, biomass energy and biofuels, hydrogen energy, and more, that are being pushed inside the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit and advanced by corporate, governmental, and big NGOs during Climate Week. Listen to those on the frontlines opposing these industrial techno-fixes and greenwashed climate schemes and demanding real climate action from the U.S. and Canadian governments,” the It Takes Roots press release reads.

Speakers at the hybrid press event included:
Anthony Rogers Wright, NYLPI, The Black Hive, Movement for Black Lives
Tom BK Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Indigenous Climate Action
Adrien Salazar, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Dawn Wells-Clyburn, Climate Justice Alliance (Push Buffalo)
Julia Bernal, Pueblo Action Alliance

Learn more via the coalition’s press release here.

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