23 Oct 2008

Climate March, December 6th

well Brown is pressing ahead with more planes at Heathrow...real action on climate change, today is beginning to look too late....

Campaign against Climate Change www.campaigncc.org



Part of a Global Day of Action on climate, see www.globalclimatecampaign.org - last year 70+ countries were involved.

The march this year goes to Parliament Square to demand that the government act now on climate.

Starts at 12 noon at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park

Climate protest bike ride starts from Lincoln’s Inn Fields at 10.30 am: and joins start of march later. See http://www.campaigncc.org/bikeride.shtml .

Speakers will include Nick Clegg MP (leader, Liberal Democrat Party), Michael Meacher MP(ex-environment minister) Caroline Lucas MEP (leader, Green party), and George Monbiot.

For info about coaches or other transport from around the country to the march see http://www.campaigncc.org/local.html

To download the leaflet for the National March go to http://www.campaigncc.org/resources.shtml

The March on Parliament has four main themes -
1) NO to a 3rd runway at Heathrow and the runaway expansion in aviation expansion.
2) NO new coal - no new coal-fired power stations as planned at eg Kingsnorth in Kent
3) NO to the expansion of agrofuels - with negative impacts on forests, the climate and world food supply.
4) YES to a renewable energy revolution and green jobs
Come with your own banners, costumes etc on one of these themes (if you fancy !) and join up with others pushing that theme……

The March on Parliament for the Climate marks the Saturday midway through the UN Climate Talks in Poznan, Poland and we make our demands on the UK government in solidarity with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities that will suffer worst and most immediately from climate change caused overwhelmingly by the rich long-industrialised countries..

We need the government to act now on climate, to stop building coal-fired power stations and new runways - and to begin the renewable energy revolution. We need a tidal wave of people outside parliament to make them act to stop climate catastrophe now ! Be part of that tidal wave, be there ! Next year may be too late.

Why so critical now ? See http://www.campaigncc.org/whynow.shtml

1 comment:

Darren said...

Just saw this comment over at Harpymarx blog, and I felt compelled to repost it in its entirety:

'Would this be the right place to cheekily plug Saturday's Profit versus the Planet meeting?

Taking place in London, it has been organised by the Socialist Party to advertise their new pamphlet, 'An Inconvenient Question - Socialism and the Environment' .

Click on the above link for more details. ;-)'

PS - I'm sure there will be review copies knocking about for those who want to plug - sorry - review the pamphlet on their blogs.