As we look ahead to next year, we know that it is going to be both extraordinary and intense.
We are racing a clock to begin negotiating a strong plastics treaty in earnest and building the global movement and momentum needed to deliver it. We move from working to secure the recognition of the right to a healthy environment to catalyzing that right into action, decisions, and standards of accountability for governments and corporations alike. We move from laying the foundations for the rights of future generations to releasing those principles and, with partners, mobilizing a movement to convert them into standards and a global code of conduct.
We also face an intensifying timeline in the race against the climate crisis. It will demand dramatic acceleration and escalation in our efforts to prevent false climate solutions and to stop further expansion of the fossil economy. It demands that we scale our work to confront every facet driving the climate emergency. This requires supporting the expansion of movements like the Caribbean movement for a moratorium against oil and gas, and supporting the emergence of a coordinated global effort to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in all its forms, and everywhere in the world.
We must also move beyond confronting the plastics crisis to urgently recognize and address other dimensions of the fossil economy. We will connect communities and advocates who, for decades, have been defending human health and food sovereignty from the toxic impacts of agrochemicals, with the climate and toxics movements fighting the fossil economy that fuels fossil fertilizers and pesticides. And we will work with partners to stop the accelerating petrochemical buildout in countries around the world.
Through it all, we will continue to amplify and support communities on the frontlines and fencelines of these fights and in the Global South, because these polluting plants and projects are disproportionately sited next to communities most impacted by State violence, racial discrimination, and historical marginalization. In the year ahead, we will continue to follow and amplify the leadership of those communities. And we will help mobilize the resources and tools that frontline organizations need to sustain and grow that leadership.
Finally, the events of last year have demonstrated yet again that the fight for a liveable world, human rights, and sustainable democracy are inextricably linked. In the year ahead, we will continue to support activists and advocates in countries around the world who are fighting not only to protect their communities and environments, but their lives, their livelihoods, and their freedom to speak out and speak up.
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