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Re: Pictures and Report Back from the Johannesburg Global Day of Climate Action 2009

Hello Fellow Climate Campaigners and Press across the globe,

 

Here follows a report of the *Johannesburg Climate Justice Now! March* that

happened this morning. Please distribute the following caption and photos

far and wide through your networks and to the press.

*

PRESS RELEASE:

 

This morning, 1000 Climate Activists from Earthlife Africa (ELA), Soweto

Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC), Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance

(VEJA), the Anti Privatisation Forum (APF), Ceasefire Campaign, Greenpeace

Africa and other community based groups gathered outside the Gauteng

Legislature in Johannesburg to add their voice to the thousands worldwide

calling for Climate Justice Now!

 

We demand that world leaders institute a scientifically valid and socially

just agreement at Copenhagen. We need a post-Kyoto agreement that is Fair,

Ambitious and Binding and that listens to the science that says 350 parts

per million of carbon in the atmosphere is the safe upper limit for our

future.

 

Makoma Lekalakala, Programme Officer at Earthlife Africa Jhb, states, "While

politicians and business leaders all seek to protect their carbon intensive

industries, the world's climate is degrading rapidly. Africa, in particular,

will see droughts, famine, floods and rising sea levels. We will be doing

the dying if nothing is done. We demand a just and fair deal at Copenhagen."

The overwhelming message of the day was 'We here in Africa will not die

quietly. We demand Climate Justice Now!' *

 

For further information, press, photos or interviews. Please contact Kyla on

076 715 2414 or Makoma on 082 682 9177.

 

Thank you.

 

In Solidarity,

--

Kyla Davis

Artistic Director

Well Worn Theatre Company (066-694-NPO)

cell: 076 715 2414

kylalliandavis@gmail.com

www.wellworn.org.za

 

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