DEMAND 1: Tell The Truth
The state must work with the Media, to tell the Truth about the consequences of ecological collapse and communicate the urgency of large scale changes to prevent it. Government must reverse all policies not in alignment with bioremediation and must work alongside the media to communicate the urgency for change.
DEMAND 2: Act Now
Parliament must enact, and strictly enforce, legally-binding policies on both corporate and state actors to reduce national GHG (Green House Gasses) emissions to net zero by 2025-2030, and realign all existing policies with the practices of bioremediation. This must be done in tandem with policies aimed at sequestering excess atmospheric GHGs. Necessarily, the state must cooperate internationally to reach these targets, and demand climate justice from industrialized countries who have destroyed local environments to reach the budgets required for a just transition to renewable energy sources.
DEMAND 3: Beyond Politics
Demand three is political in nature, but going beyond the framework for politics society has now. For the Extinction Rebellion in the UK, it reads ” Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.” The jury is still out on what a contextually appropriate political demand in pursuance of prosperous long-term ends would be in South Africa. For now, we want to work to address the system which has put us in this specific set of circumstances. Check regularly to see if the political mind in our ranks have specified a demand! Or if you have any suggestions, email them to email@example.com
DEMAND 4: A Just Transition
We demand a just transition away from the systems which have caused the crisis we now face. It should prioritize the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty. It should be led by, and for, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities and seek to establish reparations and remediation for environmental injustice. It should set precedents allowing ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity with the aim of repairing the effects of the ongoing Holocene to prevent the extinction of humans and all other life on Earth. Thereby, such a transition will ensure that we leave a livable and just planet for all to those generations who come after us.