Range of Reactions to the Paris Climate Accord Grouped by Category

David Millar

Range of Reactions to the Paris Climate Accord Grouped by Category

 Adapted from a David Millar, Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) Report

United Nations Working Group

Categories:

  1. Global North  
  2. Global South
  3. Business as Usual
  4. Greenwashed Business
  5. Climate activists,
  6. Quakers and interfaith community,
  7. Far right
  8. Far left 

Global North

     Worldview: Paris Accord is a step in the right direction.

Global South: Those in corporatocy-deemed “sacrifice zones,” environmental justice NGOS

       Worldview: Living with water-food-land grab-mining issues, refugees, calling for climate justice.

Business as Usual   

    Worldview: Insight into the players who will buy carbon offsets, i.e. pollution permits

Climate activists

   Worldview: Progressive groups who appeal to Western public opinion

 Greenwashed Business

   Worldview: Opportunity to make money under the guise of "green" corporate     social responsibility. 

Quaker & Interfaith Community

   Worldview:  Non-violent civil disobedience, direct action to “leave it in the ground.”

 Far Right

Worldview: “Agenda 21 is a socialist plot to create world government, stop US growth.”

 Far Left

Worldview: Liberal “influence” politics failed.