International Networks Form Unprecedented Partnership on the Streets of Copenhagen

Media Advisory:  December 2009-12-09   FOR EVENTS SATURDAY DECEMBER 12

International Networks Form Unprecedented Partnership On the Streets of Copenhagen

Groups March Under The ‘System Change Not Climate Change’ Banner On Saturday’s Climate March

Copenhagen–Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now, two networks that have operated separately from outside and inside the COP 15 Climate Conference process, are joining with local Danish activists the Klimakollektivet to form what many are predicting to be the largest and loudest section of the climate change march this Saturday under the banner of ‘System Change Not Climate Change.’

Who:  Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now!, networks made up of COP-critical NGOs, social movements and climate activists

What:     A distinct section of thousands of people on the climate marching united under the banner of ‘System Change Not Climate Change’

Where:  Meeting at Parliament Square in Copenhagen and marching towards the Bella Centre

When: 1pm, Saturday 12 December

Why:     1) To create a visible political identity on the march of groups who critique the UN process as well as the current economic system that is driving fossil fuel consumption and climate change. 2) To provide a platform for those groups, especially those from the global south who are most impacted by climate change, and the groups that are most marginalised by the UN process.

Please contact us for comment and interviews on the day, including with the high-profile activist figures giving speeches from a flatbed truck that will be part of the march.

Climate Justice Now and Climate Justice Action are networks that are operating inside and outside the UN climate talks that argue that the market-based false solutions being talked about will lead to ‘climate colonialism’ and that infinite economic growth is not possible in a world of finite resources.

Climate Justice Now!  & Climate Justice Action

Climate Justice Now!  Contacts: +45 53956104; +45 24977863; +45 52685302

Climate Justice Action (CJA) Contacts: Intl Media: +45 50669028; Danish Media: +45 41294994; German Media: +45 41679625 French Media: +45 50112541