In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. Many people seek action in order to raise awareness of the spiritual impact of Climate Change on our Mother Earth. There will be people’s Climate Marches in all states in Australia on the weekend of 20 – 21 September.
In New York City – where the World Council of Churches and Interfaith Networks Worldwide will participate in the next UN Climate Change Conference there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact. This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention of global media.
In Australia, in Queens Park, Brisbane, at ANU University in Canberra, at Russel Square in Perth, at Rundle Park in Adelaide, at Centennial Park in Sydney, at the Treasury Gardens in Melbourne, committed people will meet and march for climate action.
The demand is for Action, Not Words: take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet – now. In short, we want a world safe from the ravages of climate change.
No single meeting or summit will “solve climate change” and in many ways this moment will not even really be about the summit. We want this moment to be about us – the people who are standing up in our communities, to organise, to build power, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.
On September 21, tens of thousands of Australians will hit the streets of Melbourne, together with thousands more in cities and towns across Australia, as part of the world’s largest People’s Climate March. Our message is simple – Action, Not Words – it’s time for Australia to get out of the way of real climate action, to say no to new fossil fuel expansion and to protect and grow our renewable energy sector.
What: Global Climate Action Australia
When: 20 – 21 September
Where: Varia (all states): see here
More information: http://peoplesclimate.org/global/