Join 350 Bay area activists in planning and networking among Climate Justice groups for actions leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks. This third planning meeting is aimed to coordinate a mass march and rally in the East Bay on November 21st as a lead up to the Paris UN COP21 climate meeting (Nov 30 – Dec 11).
We are a part of 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.
Based on discussions at our first two meetings we have drafted points of unity for our coalition--please see below.
Please reach out to your networks and invite other groups to this meeting to help build for climate action.
*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.
Points of Unity:
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 honor the earth and lift all people out of poverty
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