A Huge Success!!

Published 12 December, 2009 by Kyla

What a day! What a movement! We can also be found on BBC worldwide news here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8409444.stm

Here’s what happened at the Johannesburg Climate Justice Now! March this morning, 12th December 2009.


Mama Afrika

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, Well Worn Theatre 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.

In Solidarity,

Joburg Die In

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2 Comments

  1. Yesterday’s event was the biggest, and most striking, environmental demo I’ve been to in Jo’burg on climate change – thanks to all those who took part, and those who worked so hard to make it a success.

    It was great to see people from South Africa’s pollution hot spots represented. And so many Earthlife T-shirts putting SA’s worst corporate polluters in the spotlight.

    Published December 13, 2009 by Rachel
  2. Don’t think I ever thanked you for your comment on our website after the GDA. Thanks Rachel!

    Published March 15, 2010 by Kyla

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