Striking against COP15

We are all concerned about the protection of biodiversity. We are headed for a wall. The consequences of capitalism will soon be irreversible. The COP15 is an illusion that only accelerates the destruction of habitats and wildlife populations. Opposing the COP15 allows us to make our voices heard in a way that is different from that of the oil companies, the corporations and the States. We must use this mobilization to regroup and act against the states and companies responsible for the decline of biodiversity.

In this context, going on strike is the essential collective tool that we have at our disposal to be able to free ourselves from the responsibilities of work and school. This method of action allows various community groups and student associations to mobilize and participate in workshops, discussions, street demonstrations and blockades during the COP15. Let's turn the tide: participating in this environmental movement gives us the opportunity to develop alternatives that can free us from the grip of states and private interests. States and corporations must understand that we will not be appeased, and we will not be silent-- we will stand in their way during COP15 proceedings. 

At a time when crises of all kinds are converging, we must organize and unite to support the struggles of marginalized people, indigenous people, people living in the global South, racialized people, low-income people, and migrants-- all of whom are most directly affected by the decline of biodiversity and the decisions made at COP15.

Climate justice movements have been gaining momentum in recent years, and we need to build on the momentum of the campaign against the COP15. At the first meeting of the Anti-Capitalist and Environmentalist Coalition Against COP15, a proposal was drafted urging student unions and groups to take an oppositional stance and to vote for a strike mandate from December 7-9. These dates correspond to the beginning of the summit taking place at the Palais des Congrès.

Strikes are grounded in historical success and bring about real social transformation. By attacking those in charge, we will succeed in denouncing green capitalism and disrupting the activities of the COP15. It is imperative that student associations and groups encourage their members to become actively involved in the struggle and refer them to the coalition. If you are a member of a community or student group, bring this resolution to your general assembly, argue for the necessity of this strike, and be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. The full proposal can be found at

Together, let's fight back, plan actions, and take over the convention center.