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November 1, 2020
Climate

Victory! Liability Roadmap equips decision-makers to make Big Polluters pay

Illustration for Make Big Polluters Pay. Credit Merlina Anunnaki

The deadly effects of the climate crisis are impacting millions of people, most especially communities of color, people across the Global South, and women. From floods in Asia, to the worst destruction the Amazon has seen in recent history, more people are directly affected by the climate crisis—and are ready to hold to account those responsible for fueling it.

So the launch of the Liability Roadmap comes at a critical moment. To equip decision-makers at all levels to hold Big Polluters accountable for their role in the climate crisis, Corporate Accountability and our allies developed this exciting new tool to build on the growing momentum of accountability.

The Liability Roadmap was created in deep collaboration with more than a dozen allies over a period of eight months throughout the pandemic and other crises. This tool, grounded in the experience and expertise of communities on the front lines of climate change, enables coordinated action to hold Big Polluters liable for their role in fueling the climate crisis. It provides guidance to decision-makers, public officials, and organizers on how to take specific action to make Big Polluters pay.

We and our allies launched the roadmap across almost all continents, with virtual events and actions all over the world. To date, people from more than 100 countries have accessed the roadmap, and the demand to make Big Polluters pay is resounding around the world.

In African countries like Ghana, organizers are engaging with local and national officials on how they can use the Liability Roadmap. In the U.S., Corporate Accountability members in places like Wisconsin and California are actively organizing local campaigns to move public officials to hold the fossil fuel industry liable. And across Latin America, our organizers are using the roadmap as a way to build relationships with and connect with justice organizations, collectives, and movements, laying the groundwork to make Big Polluters pay.

Together, we are all shifting the ground under Big Polluters, creating the necessary change for a world where all people and beings can thrive.

Image by Merlina Anunnaki

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