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Copenhagen activists’ diary

 
Thousands of activists from all over the world will soon descend on Copenhagen with one message: that world leaders must agree a deal that will be effective in reducing global emissions, and be fair for the people most vulnerable to climate change.

Hundreds of mainstream NGOs, such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, will represent “unheard voices”, and attempt to influence the negotiators inside the convention centre. Outside, many more will champion those voices that are not always heard at such major international talks.

Even politicians recognise the importance of people power. Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change secretary, last year said that “popular mobilisation” was vital in getting politicians to act on climate change. More recently, the former US vice-president Al Gore said that “civil disodedience” has its place in politics.

Here’s our calendar of major actions during the conference. If there are any more you want others to know about, please add them in the comments below.

5 December

The Wave is London’s last call for climate action before the talks begin in Copenhagen. Organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, which includes Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, ActionAid and a host of other campaign groups, it aims to attract tens of thousands of people to parade through London to “demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all”. It will start at midday in Grosvenor Square and circle the Houses of Parliament with an after-party starting at 4.30pm at LSE.

12 December

Friends of the Earth International’s Flood for Climate Justice aims to “flood” the streets of Copenhagen with people calling for a good deal for the developing world.

Climate Justice Action, a coalition that includes Climate Camp, will be attempting to close Copenhagen harbour for the day to highlight the contribution of trade and travel in man-made global warming, and to call for the inclusion of shipping emissions in a deal at Copenhagen.

System Change, Not Climate Change is the slogan for the broad coalition of environmental activists, human rights campaigners and trade unionists brought together by Climate Justice Action, Climate Justice Now! and the Danish-based Climate Collective (Klimakollektivet). It will start in front of the Danish parliament at 1pm and end at the Bella Centre. Mobile stages will follow the parade to entertain the crowds for the 1-2 hour walk.

Global day of Action run by the Global Climate Campaign will see actions in 104 countries simultaneously. A march through Copenhagen is planned from the city centre to the Bella Centre where the conference is taking place at 1.30pm.

La Via Campesina is launching an action against the meat industry, possibly targeting a pig farm somewhere in Denmark, which is the world’s largest exporter of bacon.

14 December

No Borders Action! No Climate Refugees!

Campaigners highlight the impact of climate change and the displacement of people because of drought and natural disasters.

15 December

Resistance is Ripe! Agriculture Action Day is supported by A SEED Europe, La Via Campesina and Reclaim the Fields, among others, and is calling for sustainable farming and land rights.

Angry Mermaid award for the company or lobby group that is “doing the most to sabotage effective action on climate change.”

16 December

Reclaim Power! Pushing for Climate Justice:

Negotiations and actions will intensify as ministers and heads of state arrive in the Danish capital to clinch a deal, or at least agree terms of a deal that will be signed next year.

Bike Bloc promises to put (see the video above) with a mass bike action at the Bella Centre on 16 December that will end with the Peoples’ Assembly for Climate Justice, organised by Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now. You can help with designing the “device of mass transportation and pedal powered resistance machine” from 5 December at the Candy Factory in Copenhagen 

Thousands of activists from all over the world will soon descend on Copenhagen with one message: that world leaders must agree a deal that will be effective in reducing global emissions, and be fair for the people most vulnerable to climate change.

Hundreds of mainstream NGOs, such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, will represent “unheard voices”, and attempt to influence the negotiators inside the convention centre. Outside, many more will champion those voices that are not always heard at such major international talks.

Even politicians recognise the importance of people power. Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change secretary, last year said that “popular mobilisation” was vital in getting politicians to act on climate change. More recently, the former US vice-president Al Gore said that “civil disodedience” has its place in politics.

Here’s our calendar of major actions during the conference. If there are any more you want others to know about, please add them in the comments below.

5 December

The Wave is London’s last call for climate action before the talks begin in Copenhagen. Organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, which includes Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, ActionAid and a host of other campaign groups, it aims to attract tens of thousands of people to parade through London to “demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all”. It will start at midday in Grosvenor Square and circle the Houses of Parliament with an after-party starting at 4.30pm at LSE.

12 December

Friends of the Earth International’s Flood for Climate Justice aims to “flood” the streets of Copenhagen with people calling for a good deal for the developing world.

Climate Justice Action, a coalition that includes Climate Camp, will be attempting to close Copenhagen harbour for the day to highlight the contribution of trade and travel in man-made global warming, and to call for the inclusion of shipping emissions in a deal at Copenhagen.

System Change, Not Climate Change is the slogan for the broad coalition of environmental activists, human rights campaigners and trade unionists brought together by Climate Justice Action, Climate Justice Now! and the Danish-based Climate Collective (Klimakollektivet). It will start in front of the Danish parliament at 1pm and end at the Bella Centre. Mobile stages will follow the parade to entertain the crowds for the 1-2 hour walk.

Global day of Action run by the Global Climate Campaign will see actions in 104 countries simultaneously. A march through Copenhagen is planned from the city centre to the Bella Centre where the conference is taking place at 1.30pm.

La Via Campesina is launching an action against the meat industry, possibly targeting a pig farm somewhere in Denmark, which is the world’s largest exporter of bacon.

14 December

No Borders Action! No Climate Refugees!

Campaigners highlight the impact of climate change and the displacement of people because of drought and natural disasters.

15 December

Resistance is Ripe! Agriculture Action Day is supported by A SEED Europe, La Via Campesina and Reclaim the Fields, among others, and is calling for sustainable farming and land rights.

Angry Mermaid award for the company or lobby group that is “doing the most to sabotage effective action on climate change.”

16 December

Reclaim Power! Pushing for Climate Justice:

Negotiations and actions will intensify as ministers and heads of state arrive in the Danish capital to clinch a deal, or at least agree terms of a deal that will be signed next year.

Bike Bloc promises to put (see the video above) with a mass bike action at the Bella Centre on 16 December that will end with the Peoples’ Assembly for Climate Justice, organised by Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now. You can help with designing the “device of mass transportation and pedal powered resistance machine” from 5 December at the Candy Factory in Copenhagen

Source Guardian UK

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