Climate Change ActionFriday 1st August 2014
The UN Climate Summit takes place in New York City in September, with world leaders from President Barack Obama through to Chinese President Xi Jinping answering the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to consult on climate change, but another invitation has bee sent out to everyone else.
A mass action will be taking place in New York to coincide and try and influence the talks. The People’s Climate March and Mobilization claims it will be an unprecedented climate mobilization in size and impact on September 21. They will demand a world with an economy that works for people and the planet, a world safe from the the ravages of climate change.
They also are looking beyond New York and the United States, they want people to sign up from wherever they live - they state that they are trying to build a movement and create a turning point in the fight against climate change. They invite you to New York, and if you can't get their they want you to join the movement.
Not that at the ESA would would suggest that protest is the way to go, and hopefully it will be peaceful, but the sentiments of this movement are growing amongst all sorts of groups and individuals. People want to see action on climate change and wish to act themselves. They are concerned over what they do and consume - the pressure will build on policy makers and corporations to make sure they are energy efficient and reduce their carbon emissions - this the ESA does support.
If you wish to add your voice to the People’s Climate March that is up to you, but letting people know how you feel is important. Action is louder than words, and the mobilization we suggest would be to take action to cut your energy use, adopt environmental strategies and actions that battle global warming and protect the future of our planet.
Source and picture: peoplesclimate.org
Friday 1st August 2014