1.5 to Stay Alive - Protest: Together for Climate Justice - Saturday 1st December 2018
By campaigncc.org edited Steve Bolter
Join The Green Liberal Democrats on 1st December 2018 in London
We meet from 11:45 near Great Portland Street tube station (Met & Circle) , where there is a pub, a Pizza express and shelter. It is only about 200 metres east of the Regents Park station (Bakerloo).
The exact location is to be announced on our website and Facebook page by 30th of November.
We move on just before noon to join the Campaign against Climate change's
Main 1.5 to Stay Alive protest: Together for Climate Justice in Portland Place
Please also notify GLD that you are coming, by going onto Events on the Green Liberal Democrats' Facebook Site.
Please sign the Frack Free United Declaration
from 12 noon near the Polish Embassy on Portland Place.
Opening Rally with Speeches 12.30-1.30.
- Clive Lewis MP, Labour Party
- Sian Berry, co-leader, Green Party
- Richard Roberts, fracking direct action campaigner whose recent prison sentence was overturned
- Paul Allen, Zero Carbon Britain
- Beatriz Ratton, Brazilian Women Against Fascism
- Nita Sanghera, Vice President, UCU
- Asad Rehman, War on Want
- Anna Gretton, Extinction Rebellion
- Neil Keveren, No 3rd Runway Coalition
March to Downing Street where the
Frack Free United Declaration against fracking will be handed in
by reps including our Green Liberal Democrats Vice Chair.
Closing Speakers starting around 2.30 pm [note change of time]
- Barry Gardiner MP, Labour Party
- Liz Hutchins, Friends of the Earth
- Peter Allen, Frack Free United
- Claire James, Campaign against Climate Change
Wrap up by 3.30pm at the latest.
The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) is a landmark for our planet; setting out just what is at stake if we breach 1.5°C of Global warming.
For many years 2°C was talked of as a 'safe' limit. It was only by the tireless work of those countries most at risk from climate change* that even 1.5°C made it into the Paris agreement at all. But now it is clear that even 2°C is 'safe for no one'. It's also clear that we are on track to overshoot it. Nations' inadequate plans to tackle climate change would see us reaching 3°C or 4°C within the lifetime of today's children.
Heat-waves and hurricanes make it clear that it's time to act on climate change. The Paris agreement was a starting point, but we have a long way to go; and it's not just Trump who won't quit fossil fuels. From fracking to a Heathrow third runway, the UK is stalling on climate action.
This weekend delegates will be arriving for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24,being held in Katowice, Poland. Countries will negotiate the crucial next steps to keep the Paris climate deal on the rails. It's urgent.
Meanwhile Poland is still mining and burning vast amounts of coal, which is why the march and rally is starting outside the Polish Embassy.
We know we can't depend on governments to represent us at UN talks, as many have been infiltrated by fossil fuel interests. We need to hear the voices of those in the front line of climate change, those whose land and water is threatened by fossil fuel industry pollution, and those fighting for climate jobs. We need solidarity from all parts of society, as we saw in the unprecedented mobilisation against Trump's UK visit this summer. The government of Poland wants to suppress the voice of civil society, but we will speak out and send a clear message to our own government to act on climate now.
Please do come and join us