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(en) Denmark, Copenhagen climate action

Date Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:04:38 +0300



At the 13th and 14th of september, there had been a meeting of around 100 people
from different regions of europe in copenhagen to plan grassroot and anarchist
climate actions coordinated around the cop15 summit that takes place next year
in copenhagen. There was the wish to distribute this call especially to
environmental grassroot / anarchist groups and collectives from eastern europe,
because they were not that strong present on this first meeting. So i forward
you this call. If you are interested or need information, contact me or sign in
the mailinglist they just started. ---- From Hamburg, a3yo ---- A Call to
Climate Action: ---- We stand at a crossroads. The facts are clear. Global
climate change, caused by human activities, is happening, threatening the lives
and livelihoods of billions of people and the existence of millions of
species. Social movements, environmental groups, and scientists from all
over the world are calling for urgent and radical action on climate
change.

On the 30th of November, 2009 the governments of the world will come to
Copenhagen for the fifteenth UN Climate Conference (COP-15). This will be
the biggest summit on climate change ever to have taken place. Yet,
previous meetings have produced nothing more than business as usual.

There are alternatives to the current course that is emphasizing false
solutions such as market-based approaches and agrofuels. If we put
humanity before profit and solidarity above competition we can live
amazing lives without destroying our planet. We need to leave fossil fuels
in the ground. Instead we must invest in community-controlled renewable
energy. We must stop over-production for over-consumption. All should
have equal access to the global commons through community control and
sovereignty over energy, forests, land and water. And of course we must
acknowledge the historical responsibility of the global elite and rich
Global North for causing this crisis. Equity between North and South is
essential.

Climate change is already impacting people, particularly women, indigenous
and forest-dependent peoples, small farmers, marginalized communities and
impoverished neighborhoods who are also calling for action on climate- and
social justice. This call was taken up by activists and organizations
from 21 countries that came together in Copenhagen over the weekend of
13-14 September, 2008 to begin discussions for a mobilization in
Copenhagen during the UN’s 2009 climate conference.

The 30th of November, 2009 is also the tenth anniversary of the World
Trade Organization (WTO) shutdown in Seattle, which shows the power of
globally coordinated social movements.

We call on all peoples around the planet to mobilize and take action
against the root causes of climate change and the key agents responsible
both in Copenhagen and around the world. This mobilization begins now,
until the COP-15 summit, and beyond. The mobilizations in Copenhagen and
around the world are still in the planning stages. We have time to
collectively decide what these mobilizations will look like, and to begin
to visualize what our future can be. Get involved!

We encourage everyone to start mobilizing today in your own neighborhoods
and communities. It is time to take the power back. The power is in our
hands. Hope is not just a feeling, it is also about taking action.

To get involved in this ongoing and open process, sign up to this email
list: climateaction@klimax2009.org
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