Planning for Paris 2015
Join the Northern California Climate Mobilization
Join us to plan for a mass march and rally leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks
Thursday, September 10, 2015
7 pm – 9 pm
at the Berkeley Unitarian Church
(Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists)
Connie Barbour Room, 1606 Bonita in Berkeley
(at Cedar and Bonita, between MLK, Jr and Shattuck)
Plus: Come at 5:00 for a livestreaming of 350.org's event in NY with Naomi Klein
Bill McKibben, Rev. Yearwood and other climate activists. We will also be joined by David Stemper,
350.org national network coordinator for a brief discussion after the livestream event.
Please join us for our next planning meeting aimed to coordinate a mass march and rally in Oakland from the Lake Merritt Amphitheater to Oakland City Hall on November 21st as a lead up to the Paris UN COP21 climate meeting (Nov 30 – Dec 11). We are a network that has grown and expanded from the groups who organized the Northern California People's Climate Rally in Oakland on September 21, 2014, in solidarity with the People's Climate March in New York. Our point of unity are on the reverse side. We need activists to join our committees: outreach, media/messaging, and logistics. And please reach out to your networks and invite other groups to this meeting to help build for climate action.
Contact us at email@example.com and visit our website: www.norcalclimatemob.net
*COP21 is the 21st "Conference of the Parties" held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.
Challenging climate catastrophe
the Northern California Climate Mobilization demands
A global agreement to implement
dramatic and rapid reduction in
global warming pollution
Keep fossil fuels in the ground!
100% clean, safe, renewable energy!
End all fracking, tar sands mining and pipelines, offshore drilling, arctic drilling.
Stop expansion of the extractive economy. Wind, solar, geothermal power now.
No coal exports or crude-by-rail bomb trains in Northern California.
These conditions are necessary to create:
- A world united to repair the ravages of climate change
Industrial countries and polluting corporations of the global north need to pay their ecological debt to society and to the global south by providing funding for developing countries and vulnerable communities worldwide to adapt to the impacts of climate change and convert to sustainable economies.
- A world with an economy that works for people and the planet
Billions of dollars for energy efficiency and conservation. We need a just transition to a sustainable, demilitarized economy based on renewable energy, clean transportation, and jobs for all at union wages. Convert water-wasting, polluting factory farms to sustainable organic agriculture. End corporate personhood; end "money equals free speech"; end billionaire purchase of elections.
- A demilitarized world with peace and social justice for everyone; where Black Lives Matter; where good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities belong to all
End all forms of oppression and discrimination. No to environmental racism and pollution of indigenous, low income, and frontline nations and communities. Respect all indigenous lands. No militarized police. No wars. No nuclear weapons or power. A true ecological approach must integrate questions of justice to protect biodiversity, honor all life on earth and lift all people out of poverty.