Copenhagen Climate Demo, December 12, 2009

On Saturday 12th December, midway through the UNFCCC Climate Talks 2009, we invite you and your organisation to join us in bringing to the negotiators in Copenhagen a massive, loud and visible demonstration of the world’s will to act.


The core of our demands is as follows:

“We demand that world leaders take the urgent and resolute action that is needed to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate, so that the entire world can move as rapidly as possible to a stronger emissions reductions treaty which is both equitable and effective in minimising dangerous climate change.

“We demand that the long-industrialised countries that have emitted most greenhouse gases currently in the atmosphere take responsibility for climate change mitigation by immediately reducing their own emissions as well as investing in a clean energy revolution in the developing world. Developed countries must take their fair share of the responsibility to pay for the adaptive measures that have to be taken, especially by low-emitting countries with limited economic resources.

Climate change will hit the poorest first and hardest. All who have the economic means to act, must therefore urgently and decisively do so.”

We are: Climate and green organisations and networks, trade unions, peace, solidarity and human relief organisations and movements, political and other civil society organisations and individuals.

What and when: We are preparing a broad based, popular and family friendly demonstration going from central Copenhagen at 13.00 to the summit venue at the Bella Center.

Join us: We urge you and your organisation to support us. Send email of your support to info@….

Mail list: Join our mail list and make sure you are updated about the demonstration. We have a Danish language as well as an international (English) maillist. Go to http://www.12dec09.dk/en/mailform.asp to join the mail list.

On our website: http://www.12dec09.dk/ – you will find the basic information, the most vital also in English, French and Dutch.

Support:  So far this demonstration has support from major Danish green and climate organisations, NGOs, a few trade unions, political organisations and others. See list of supporters: http://www.12dec09.dk/en/support.asp

However, we want the demonstration to be a truly international event, so we really urge you to get organisations in your country to support the demo. Major NGOs, trade unions and student unions are especially important – but anyone is very welcome. Send email of your support to info@12dec09.dk – and please also inform us, if you are organising to bring people to Copenhagen for the demonstration.

The demonstration is part of the Global Day of Action – see http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/ – and of course we want to see as many manifestations, and as large and lively as possible, all over the world, whether you are organising to go to Copenhagen or not.

Help spread the word: Please circulate this email to anyone.

On our links page – http://www.12dec09.dk/en/links.asp – you will find links to the Facebook event. Join and invite friends to join.

In our “download section” you will find simple flyers to print in Danish, English, French and Dutch – but you’ll probably be able to make better ones yourselves.

International coordination meeting in October:  We are preparing an international coordination meeting about the demo, probably in the weekend 17-18 October in Copenhagen. This meeting is organised together with the Climate Forum – the alternative “Peoples climate summit” (http://klimaforum09.org/) – and others.

Do contact us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the demonstration.

Hope to see many of you in Copenhagen in December.

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