Global civil society mobilises around the UN climate summit

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There is a global climate summit in New York on 23 September organised by the UN. It’s a one-day event at which leaders will hopefully “bring bold announcements and actions … that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilise political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015”.

A huge People’s Climate March is planned in New York to coincide with this summit. Large scale civil disobedience is also planned. Avaaz are collecting signatures for their biggest-ever petition.

Global climate action in Cape Town

• On Sunday 21 September from 11am–1pm there will be a Global Climate Action event at the Oranjezicht City Farm, including: handing out of flyers, getting petition signatures, 1-on-1 conversations with public, interaction with Avaaz personnel, press statements and letters, photo uploads to Avaaz/350 climate summit site, green heart messaging, feeding into the parliament event on the 23 September. Contact: Megan de Beyer: 0837903700 / megandebeyer@me.com.
• There will be a gathering outside Parliament between 12.30 to 1.30 on Tuesday 23 September in front of the Louis Botha statue in Plein Street. Contact: jeff@climatejobs.org.za.

350 Africa mobilising in Johannesburg

• 350.org Africa are planning a number of events in Johannesburg, including a concert this Friday evening, 19 September, at 19h30. Please also sign the 350 Africa petition to African leaders. Contact: lushendrie@350.org.

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