THIS SUNDAY, November 29th, sees the People Climate March taking place in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast as well as in all major cities around the globe.
Stop Climate Chaos is calling for a massive turnout to show solidarity with the French, Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis and all those affected by ISIS atrocities. The 29th November marks a global day of action on climate change, ahead of a UN climate change summit which gets underway in Paris on 30th November. Over 1500 marches in approximately 70 countries around the world are planned for next Sunday and as host nation, hundreds of thousands were expected to participate in the march in Paris. As a result of the attacks and the state of emergency, all public demonstrations have now been forbidden in the city.
People’s Climate March
For climate justice, community energy and a carbon free future
Now more than ever we need people out on the street to lend their voice to the call for climate justice and peace. We’re planning for this to be the biggest march on climate change Ireland has ever seen! We’re bringing diverse groups together for this historic moment to call on the government to:
Commit to producing a Climate Action Plan in 2016
Pledge adequate finance to the Green Climate…
Establish a payment for rooftop solar electricity
We want Ireland to:
Reduce climate pollution from all sectors
Realise the huge jobs potential of climate action
Support and protect vulnerable countries in the developing world
Start phasing out fossil fuels now
Enable community ownership of renewable energy
Secure decent work for all in the transition to a carbon free future
Stop TTIP undermining climate action
Plan for sustainable, liveable, smart cities
This event is part of a Global Climate March. On November 30th, world leaders meet in Paris to start negotiating the next global climate deal. That’s why, the day before, people around the world will take to the streets and push leaders at every level of government to commit to tackling climate change.
So bring your banners and spread the world to everyone you know to make this the biggest climate march Ireland has seen!!!
To support you with your planning, the Climate Summit Mobilisation Toolkit is a guide to how you can make your own event on November 29th and be part of what is likely to become the biggest climate mobilisation in history
Stop Climate Chaos (SCC) is a coalition of 27 civil society organisations campaigning to ensure Ireland plays its part in preventing runaway climate change. It was launched in 2007 and is the largest network of organisations campaigning for action on climate change in Ireland. Its membership includes development, environmental, youth and faith-based organisations. The members of SCC are: Afri, BirdWatch Ireland, Christian Aid Ireland, Comhlámh, Community Workers’ Cooperative, Concern, Cultivate, Dublin Friends of the Earth, Eco Congregation Ireland, ECO UNESCO, Feasta, Friends of the Earth, Gorta, Just Forests, Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC), Liberia Solidarity Group, Methodist Church of Ireland – Council of Social Responsibility, Mountmellick Environmental Group (MEG), National Youth Council of Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Presentation Ireland, Sustain West Cork, Trócaire, An Taisce, VITA and V.O.I.C.E. Further information is available at: stopclimatechaos.ie.