Coinciding with the start of the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen
Date: Sat Dec 5th 2009
Time: 11am for 12 noon
Meeting point: Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London.
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Join Muslims and other LINE supporters, along with thousands of others for what is expected to be the biggest climate demonstration to date. LINE reps are aiming to arrive at speakers corner at 11am. Please meet them any time from then on (just look out for the LINE banner or stall), remembering to dress appropriately for the weather! And with thousands expected, the sooner you can join them before the big crowds get there, the easier theywill be to find. Please feel free to bring any nibbles, food, chai etc .. to share, if you are able.
Speakers will include: Michael Meacher MP (Lab), Simon Hughes MP (Lib Dem), John McDonnell MP (Lab), Caroline Lucas MEP (Green) and Maria Sauveron (Bolivian ambassador).
The Emergency Rally will feed into the main event, the Wave, organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition to surround parliament at about 3pm. You are encouraged, if possible, to wear blue for this! The Wave is expected to end by around 4.30pm.
The Climate Emergency Rally is organised by the 'Campaign against Climate Change' (CCC) and is being held to allow demonstrators to put concrete demands for emergency action on climate to the UK government. CCC believes that there is no chance of an effective agreement until the North wins the trust of the South, and it will only do that if Northern countries, like the UK, match words with action, and take radical emission-reducing measures at home.
We will Demand:
Declaration of a Climate Emergency
10% cuts by end 2010
A million green jobs by end 2010
Ban domestic flights
55 mph speed limit – scrap the roads program
End Agrofuel use
We hope to see you there!
For more info:
Campaign Against Climate Change: www.campaigncc.org
Stop Climate Chaos: www.stopclimatechaos.org
LINE: www.lineonweb.org.uk ; tel. 0845 456 3960 (local rate)