This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein

Canadian Author, Social Activist, and Filmmaker

Naomi Klein is a multitasker: she juggles the many roles of social activist, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000).

 

An environment influencer, Ms Klein is one of the organizers and authors of Canada's Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels. In fact, such initiative has inspired thousands of people and over 200 climate justice initiatives around the world.

Canadian-born,  Naomi Klein was awarded Australia’s prestigious Sydney Peace Prize, due to her remarkable work in exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis as well as inspiring people to stand up locally, nationally and internationally for their rights.  Besides a climate change activist, she is committed to discussing the future of progressive politics. The journalist thinks civilians should demand  politicians to come up with a new agenda that respects human rights and equality. She is also constantly reminding the public of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.”

 

Actions for Impact

1

Fight Climate Change

Climate change is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe.

2

Shift Paradigms 

There is a need for a universal program to build energy efficient homes, and retrofit existing housing, ensuring that the lowest income communities and neighborhoods will benefit first and receive job training and opportunities that reduce poverty over the long term. We want training and other resources for workers in carbon-intensive jobs, ensuring they are fully able to take part in the clean energy economy.

3

Say Yes

It is not enough to merely resist, to say “no.” Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring “yes,” a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us - one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need.

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