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.
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
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.
Well Worn Theatre Company (066-694-NPO)
cell: 076 715 2414