Building a Movement to Fight a System with Jerome Foster II
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On the back of the IEA report last week that shook the oil and gas industry, the G7 this week pledged not only to limit global warming to 1.5C, but to stop all new financing for overseas coal projects by the end of this year! An absolute breakthrough for the climate. We get into the geopolitics behind the G7 announcement and what it’s going to take to close the remaining 20+ GtCO2 gap left even after China and the US NDCs. And our guest this week is championing and informing the policy behind climate and racial justice in the United States and beyond. After striking every Friday for 58 weeks in a row outside of the White House as part of the ‘School Strike for Climate’ movement, On March 29th 2021, Jerome Foster II was appointed the youngest ever member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. We talk with him about how young people are experiencing and meeting the massive social and political changes happening, and hear more about his vision for bringing about justice through US climate policy. Stick around to the end of the episode for a live performance of “Justice” from Alfred Nomad!   —   Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!   Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise   __   Watch the Trailer for Breaking Boundaries on YouTube Watch Breaking Boundaries on Netflix   __   Thank you to our guest this week, Jerome Foster II!   Jerome Foster II Environmental Justice Advisory Council Member to the White House | Climate Justice Activist | Founder and Executive Director of One Million Of Us, Climate Reporter Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  | LinkedIn   Check out his organization One Million of Us Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube   You need to watch Jerome in this piece by Initiative29 on Hulu   __   Our musical guest this week is Alfred Nomad! Spotify | Bandcamp | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook   Tap through to donate to the “Everything Will Be Alright” Initiative   —   Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter   Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn   Paul Dickinson! LinkedIn | Twitter   —   Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!
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