COP21 – Saturday 12th December: Action in solidarity with Paris activists
COP21 – A deal that kills our planet is no deal for us
Join our red lines action!
As the UN climate talks in Paris draw to a close, activists in Paris, despite the state of emergency, will be finding creative ways to make their voices heard and to remind the world of what is important – that there are ‘red lines’ that cannot be crossed if we are to have a just and liveable planet.
In London we stand in solidarity with those activists and their freedom of speech. We stand with negotiators from countries whose very survival is threatened if average global temperatures rise more than 1.5C. The pledges countries submitted going into the climate talks would take us well past even the 2C warming agreed as the absolute limit to avoid catastrophic climate change. And we stand with everyone ready to take action in 2016 to keep fossil fuels in the ground, and keep us from crossing the red lines.
We also call on our own government to act on climate. Recent cuts to clean energy and home insulation threaten UK emissions cuts. We need action at home, not just warm words in Paris.
Join us in Old Palace Yard, opposite Parliament, for speeches 2.30-3pm, and then help carry a 300m long ‘red line’ banner across Westminster Bridge, as a visible symbol of our determination.
We are grateful for the support of the Belarus Free Theatre company making this action possible.
Here is livestream footage of the speakers at the start of the Climate March on 29th (sadly no footage of the Avaaz obstruction).