Wednesday, December 1, 2010

People's Assembly on Climate Justice













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Saturday, December 4 · 10:30am - 4:30pm

LocationMcInnes Room, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University
6163 University Avenue
Halifax, NS

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Halifax will be hosting a People's Assembly on Climate Justice this December while international leaders meet in Cancun for the next UN climate negotiations.


The decisions made at these negotiations will impact everyone, including Halifax; this a chance for us to collaborate on a community level and figure out a way forward. If our government will not lead, we will!


Everyone and anyone interested is invited! Spread the word.

This event is completely free and lunch will be provided.

The day will be full of open space dialogue on what climate justice means to us and ways forward for action. The hope is that individuals come away with a better understanding of climate justice, people already working on addressing climate change get a chance to interact and that everyone leaves feeling empowered.

We will also be hearing from Halifax residents and other Canadians attending the negotiations in Cancun!

Please RSVP here (we need to know numbers so that we order the right amount of food):
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDFDYVN0cjRkVWNPRzh1Tml5WlJyRGc6MA

See you there!

* During COP16 people's assemblies are happening across Canada and around the world!
To find more in Canada check out: 
www.canadians.org/assemblies

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The next major round of UN climate negotiations (COP16) are being held in Cancun from November 29 to December 10.

Despite demands for action from civil society around the world, there is a continual lack of leadership on both the national and international levels.

This past summer has seen severe wildfires in Russia, devastating floods in Pakistan, mudslides in China, droughts in the Sahel and Niger, and an 87-square-kilometre chunk of ice break off from Greenland. Halifax will see rising sea levels and an increase in extreme weather events.

After the Canadian Senate killed the Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311) this past week, the only such legislation to hold our governments accountable for reducing emissions, it is clear that the Canadian Government will not be stepping up to the plate to deal with climate change?

Why wait for governments to take action?

If they won't lead, we will.

People around the world are speaking up about climate justice and working together to build a way forward; it is our collective voice that will make a difference.

This is why the Council of Canadians joined by the Indigenous Environmental Network, KAIROS and the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition have endorsed a call to action for hosting People’s Assemblies on Climate Justice during the Cancun negotiations.

What are People's Assemblies?

People’s Assemblies on Climate Justice are movement-building and organizing events. A gathering of people that will transform awareness into action in our community.

A People’s Assembly is an interactive process that provides the opportunity for people to listen and be heard about what climate justice means to them, in their community and globally. It is not a speakers panel or a public forum.

A People’s Assembly is a space to discuss demands, commitments and visions for how things could be different. It is aimed at transforming awareness into action by invigorating ongoing and new climate justice actions in your community.
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To any organizations or groups that would like to distribute materials at the event, please sign up with Brittany Maquire at: brittany.maguire17@gmail.c
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There are 7 tables available, FCFS.

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