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Global Day of Action rallying call – Durban climate march

UPDATE: today’s warm-up action at Speakers Corner starts at 1pm – NOT 2pm.NOTE: This advisory gives changes of details for the route of the march.

As world leaders struggle to reach agreement at the COP17 negotiations, the COP17 civil society committee (C17) is issuing a rallying call to all South Africans to join civil society, organised labour, faith-based organisations, artists and musicians in a peaceful march through Durban on Saturday 3rd December.

Ordinary people from across Africa and the World are coming together to make sure their voices are heard. Some of those most affected by the impacts of changing climate will be taking part in the march including peasant farmers from across the continent and hundreds of women from South African rural communities.

C17 Global Day of Action committee convenor Desmond D’sa: “World leaders are discussing the fate of our planet but they are far from reaching a solution to climate change. If they fail to make progress we will see drought and hunger blight our country and continent even further. We call on all South African’s to march with us this Saturday and remind our leaders they must come to a fair climate change deal that avoids runaway climate change.” Continue reading

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Sunday Times: ‘Stop these crimes against humanity’

SA negotiators at COP 16 in Mexico

SA negotiators at COP 16 in Mexico

Published in The Sunday Times, 20 March 2011

Climate breakdown is destroying the lives of millions, but SA has merely adopted a morally bankrupt position, writes David Le Page

Parliament has been holding hearings on South Africa’s climate change green paper. We must hope truth will emerge, for the truth is a hard thing to come by when it concerns the global addiction to fossil fuels.

The danger posed by further carbon emissions is now Continue reading

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