Blog about UN Climate Change Conference in Bali 3-14 December 2007 and other related issues

Thursday, November 1, 2007

International Demonstrations on Climate Change 8 December 2007

Coinciding with the UN Climate Talks (MOP 3, COP 13) in Bali, Indonesia, from the 3rd to the 14th December 2007

The 'Call to Action' for these demonstrations and related events that will take place on December 8th 2007 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 preventing dangerous climate change.

We also demand that the long-industrialised countries that have emitted most greenhouse gases up to now take most of the responsibility for the adaptive measures that have to be taken, especially by low-emitting countries with limited economic resources."

International Day of Action, December 8

In Indonesia, on December 8, WALHI (
Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia = Friends of the Earth Indonesia) will take the lead organising at local level for the International Day of Action in Bali. WALHI will be supported by the Bali Working Group. A huge mobilization is expected. The mobilisation will be linked with the actions around the world through the global climate change action (

The target of the mobilisation will be the media and general public. Through the mobilisation, the NGOs and movements gathered in Bali will send a strong message to world leaders that the world can not wait for real action to fight the causes of the climate change.

WALHI will look for the most strategic place to start the action. The media coordination will be very crucial to inform the media that will be concentrated in the official venue. The intention is to organise interesting carnivals, with music and colorful banners from different groups. The announcement will need to be prepared and launched at least one month prior the action day. WALHI will organise Indonesian groups, particularly Balinese groups. It is also intended to organise an interesting action during the mobilisation inspired by local culture, i.e. giant floating life safety.

There are also plans for several other activities, such as live concert, artistic action, etc.

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