Friday, 11 December 2009

Global Day of Action, 12th December

Around the world a series of actions are taking place to mark the Global Day of Action, 12th December.

In Copenhagen there will be a day of demonstrations. Friends of the Earth International are organising a “Flood for Climate Justice” starting at 10 am at, gathering at Halmtorvet [near the Klimaforum09 venue]. A colourful procession moving as a human flood will march through the streets of Copenhagen to Christiansborg Slotsplads (Parliament Square) where there will be a street theatre act.

In the afternoon, a coalition of climate organisations will gather for a mass demonstration. The march will start at Christiansborg Slotsplads at 1pm, and will reach the Bella Centre (the UN Summit Venue) for an assembly at around 5 pm.

The Global Day of Action will see protests of many forms all over the world. India is expected to see 50,000 people demonstrating on the streets of New Delhi, with actions happening in 15 other countries, including a candle-lit vigil on Kanyakumari Beach in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 10,000 people are expected to join in “Walks against Warming” in different locations across Australia. In Tanzania there will be a mass bike ride as well as a Demonstration in Morogoro, while in city of Osasco, Brazil, the will be a parade with floats and drummers attended by students, workers and environmentalists. See what else is happening around the rest of the world, from Dakar to Djakarta and Buenos Aries to Istanbul.

Reading, Berkshire is having a vigil at 5.30pm. Hope to see people there.

For those in London during Copenhagen:

During the second week of Copenhagen, from Monday 14th - Thursday 17th Dec, Stop Climate Chaos Coalition will be organising 'flying pickets' at the embassies of countries that are blocking progress in the UNFCCC talks. Each day the country identified by Climate Action Network (CAN) as 'Fossil of the Day' will be targeted.

Camp for Climate Action have set up in Trafalgar Square and aim to stay there for the duration of the talks. You can go and support them by pitching a tent and staying or by simply taking visit and taking their minds off the cold. More info here.

For those all over the country:

Avaaz are heading a mass phone-in to Gordon Brown ahead of the meeting of European leaders this Thursday and Friday to decide the offers they will be taking to Copenhagen. Help flood the PM’s phone line with demands for European leaders to offer 30-40% cuts by 2020 and put forward sufficient finance for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries at the talk.
More info here.

You can sign up to Friends of the Earth “Climate Justice Swarm” which will send you email updates on how how to take part in daily actions which will react to latest developments at the talks. Actions will include putting pressure on heads of state, negotiators and other key figures via email, text, phone and letters to government officials and the media. Sign up to get daily action alerts from 7th December here

Keep track of what’s happening in Copenahgen:


Klima Forum, the main hub and and meeting of activists in Copenhagen will have regular updates and reports on their websites

Reel News will have daily updates from activists in Copenhagen during the Summit

At the recent Commonwealth meeting,a £13.3bn global fund was launched to reduce deforestation, build flood defences and boost renewable supplies in the developing world.

Developing countries react furiously to leaked draft agreement that would hand more power to rich nations, sideline the UN's negotiating role and abandon the Kyoto protocol.

Alliance of Small Island States say any deal that allows temperatures to rise by more than 1.5C is 'not negotiable'.

There are also regular articles and updates from the talks and around
Copenhagen at

Age Of Stupid are showing the 'Stupid Show' in Copenhagen

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