Monday, 16 August 2010

The proposals of “Peoples Agreement” in the texts for United Nations negotiation on Climate Change

  After a week of negotiations, the main conclusions of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Right of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, April 2010) have been incorporated in the document of United Nations on Climate Change, that now have been recognized as a negotiation text for the 192 countries which has been congregated in Bonn, Germany, during the first week august of 2010.

The most important points that have been incorporated for its consideration in the next round of negotiation before Cancun, that will take place in China, are:

• 50 % reduction of greenhouse gasses emission by developed countries for second period of commitments from the Kyoto Protocol years 2013 to 2017.

• Stabilize the rise of temperature to 1 C and 300 parts for million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

• To guarantee an equitable distribution of atmospheric space, taking into account the climate debt of emissions by developed countries for developing countries.

• Full respect for the Human Rights and the inherent rights of indigenous peoples, women, children and migrants.

• Full recognition to the United Nations Declaration on of Indigenous Peoples Rights. 

• Recognition and defense of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony with nature.

• Guarantee the fulfillment of the commitments from the developed countries though the building of an International Court of Climate Justice. 

• Rejection to the new mechanisms of carbon markets that transfer the responsibility of the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases from developed countries to developing countries.

• Promotion of measures that change the consumption patterns of the developed countries.

• Adoption of necessary measures in all relevant forums to be excluded from the protection of the intellectual property rights to technologies and ecologically sustainable useful to mitigate climate change.

• Developed countries will allocate 6% of their national gross product to actions relatives to Climate Change. 

• Integrated management of forest, to mitigation and adaptation, without market mechanics and ensuring the full participation of indigenous peoples and local communities.  

• Prohibition the conversion of natural forest for plantations, since the monoculture plantations are not forest, instead should encourage the protection and conservation of natural forests. 

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

System Change not Climate Change! Taking direct action for climate justice

In 2009, indigenous peoples throughout the world called for a global mobilisation ‘in defence of mother earth’ on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ issued by the global movements gathered in Copenhagen last year, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010.

Today, we know…

For years, many had hoped that governments, international summits, even the very industries and corporations that caused the problem in the first place, would do something, anything to stop climate change. In December 2009, at the 15th global climate summit in Copenhagen (COP15), that hope was revealed as an illusion: a comfortable way to delude ourselves into believing that ‘someone else’ could solve the problem for us. That ‘someone’ would make the crisis go away. That there was someone ‘in charge’.

Today, after the disaster of COP15, we are wiser. Today we know:

- That we cannot expect UN-negotiations to solve the climate crisis for us. Governments and corporations are unable (even if they were willing) to deliver equitable and effective action on the root causes of climate change.

- That the climate crisis isn’t a natural process, nor is it accidental. Rather, it’s the inevitable outcome of an economic system that is bound to pursue infinite economic growth at all costs.

- That only powerful climate justice movements can achieve the structural changes that are necessary, whether it is through ending our addiction to fossil fuels, replacing industrial agriculture with local systems of food sovereignty, halting systems based on endless growth and consumption, or addressing the historical responsibility of the global elites’ massive ecological debt to the global exploited.

Today we know that is up to all of us to collectively reclaim power over our daily lives. It is we who must start shutting down and moving beyond the engines of capitalism, the burning of fossil fuels, the conversion of all life into commodities, and the toxic imaginaries of consumerism. It is we who must create different ways of living, other ways of organising our societies.

Today we know that climate justice means taking action ourselves.

The 12th of October: then, and now

As the COP15 came crashing down, so did any remaining belief in the capacity of UN-negotiations to implement equitable or effective solutions. As they plan to stage their 16th summit in Cancun, Mexico, it is becoming clear already that the movements will need to put up a strong fight to stop any attempt to use the UN to profit from the crisis through privatising our forests and carving up our atmosphere. But real and just solutions to the climate crisis will come from elsewhere – we must create other strategies, find other ways out of the crisis.

In the ashes of the COP15, a meeting of global movements proposed organising a global day of action under the banner ‘System Change not Climate Change’. Climate Justice Action, the network responsible for organising some of the disobedient actions in Copenhagen, took up this suggestion by calling for a ‘global day of direct action for climate justice’. Rather than once again following the global summit circus around the world, being forced into nothing but a reaction to their failures, we decided to set our own rhythm and our own schedule for change.

On the 12th of October, 1492, Christopher Columbus first set foot on the landmass that we know today as the Americas, marking the beginning of centuries of colonialism. Thus began the globalisation of a system of domination of the Earth and its people in the eternal pursuit for growth, the subordination of life to the endless thirst for profit. Latin America’s liberation at the beginning of the 19th century put an end to direct rule by foreign crowns, but failed to put an end to the exploitation of the many for the benefit of a few. Instead, this system has become ever more pervasive, reaching to the bottom of the ocean, to the clouds above us, and to the farthest depths of our dreams. This is the system that is causing the climate crisis, and it has a name: capitalism.

This day has recently been reclaimed by movements of indigenous peoples – those who first felt the wrath, the violence, the destructive force of this project – as a day ‘in Defense of Mother Earth’. On May 31, 2009, the IV Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples of Abya Yala (the Americas) called for a Global Mobilization “In defence of Mother Earth and Her People and against the commercialization of life, pollution and the criminalization of indigenous and social movements”.

Today it is all of us, and the entire planet, who increasingly suffer the fate that some five centuries ago befell the indigenous of the Americas and their native lands. Then, it was the colonisers’ mad search for the profit obtained from precious metals that drove them to wipe out entire cultures; today, it is capital’s search for fossil fuels to drive its mad, never-ending expansion, that still wipes out entire cultures, and causes the climate crisis. Then, they were enslaved and often killed to provide labour to the infernal machines of Europe; now, we are all enslaved and exploited to provide labour to the infernal machines of capital. Then, it was a continent and its people that was driven to destruction; today, it is a world and its people that is being driven to destruction. Today, we are all the global exploited.

Of course, not all life submitted to the rule of capital in a single day. Capitalism is a complex web of social relations that took centuries to emerge and dominate almost the entire planet. Nor will we bring down the entire system, or build a new world, in a single day. This day is a symbol, and symbols matter. This day is the unveiling of the root causes of the climate crisis – capitalism. It is an affirmation that – wherever you live and whatever your struggle – we struggle against capital and for other worlds, together.

There’s only one crisis

But why focus on the fight for climate justice at a time when, all around the world, people are losing their jobs, governments are imposing austerity measures, all while the banks are once again posting their exorbitant profits? Doesn’t the ‘economic crisis’ trump the ‘climate crisis’? This perspective, however, looks at the world from above and outside of it. Seen from above, there is a ‘climate crisis’, caused by too much CO2 in the atmosphere, which is a threat to future stability and future profit margins; seen from above, there is an economic crisis, which is a threat to current stability and current profit margins; seen from above, there is an energy crisis, a food crisis, a water crisis… But from where we stand, there are no separate crises. There are only threats to our livelihoods, our reproduction – in short, our survival: it doesn’t matter whether it is a physical tsunami that destroys our houses, or a tsunami of destruction wrought by recession. Either way, we end up homeless.

The reason we can’t treat the apparently separate crises as separate? They are all symptoms of the same sickness. They are, all of them, the result of capital’s need for eternal growth, a cancerous growth that is fuelled by the ever-expanding exploitation of social and natural ‘resources’ – including fossil fuels. Crisis is, in fact, the standard mode of operation for this global system.

To struggle for climate justice, then, is to recognise that all these crises are linked; that the climate crisis is as much as social and economic crisis as it is an environmental disaster. To struggle for climate justice is at the same time struggling against the madness of capitalism, against austerity enforced from above, against their insistence on the need for continued ‘growth’ (green or otherwise). Climate justice isn’t about saving trees or polar bears – though we probably should do both. It is about empowering communities to take back power over their own lives. It is about leaving fossil fuels in the ground and creating socialised renewable energy systems; it is about food sovereignty against the domination of, and destruction caused, by industrial agribusiness; it is about massively reducing working hours, and starting to live different lives; it is about reducing overproduction for overconsumption by elites in the North and the South. Climate justice, in short, is the struggle for a good life for us all.

Global movements for climate justice

In April this year more than 30,000 people came together in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC

). Together we produced a ‘Peoples’ Agreement’ which offered a different way forward, a counterbalance to the failure of the neoliberal market driven ‘solutions’ peddled in the COPs. Despite its submission to the UN, it was completely ignored at the intersessional meeting of the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany. 
The failure of the UNFCCC to respond to the Peoples Conference is of no surprise to us, and as was perhaps the intention of its submission, it has only further delegitimised the COP process. Perhaps most importantly, it has once again shown that it is only ‘the movement’ that can bring about real changes for climate justice. But what is this movement, and where are its edges? Movement is precisely that – movement. The movement is all those moments when we consciously push a different way of living into existence; when we operate according to our many other values rather than the single Value of capital. And now we are trying to make these moments resonate.

We invite all those who fight for social and ecological justice to organise direct actions targeting climate criminals and false solutions, or creating real alternatives. This means taking direct responsibility for making change happen, not lobbying others to act on your behalf, but through actively closing things down and opening things up. This is an open callout, we are not picking targets. But it is not a day for marches or petitions: it is time for us to reclaim our power, and take control of our lives and futures.

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Monday, 5 July 2010

CJA newsletter June 2010

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Hello all ! This is the


We had a very pleasant and productive CJA meeting at the lovely Klimacamp in Bonn on May 29th-30th-31st. Discussions were good and decisions were made, (including some organisational changes which allow you to read this very newsletter on this list!).

This newsletter will cover :

Key decisions from last meeting :

-12th October – Global day of action
-COP 16 : Support of La Via Campesina’s call for « A thousand Cancuns »
-CJA working structure
-Building strategy on climate justice in Europe

Next CJA meeting
Climate events and actions scheduled in the coming months


(For the full minutes of the meeting, please go to

On the global day of direct action for ‘system change not climate change’ – October 12

October 12: At the Amsterdam gathering CJA decided to call for a day of direct action for ‘system change not climate change’. The date of 12 October was chosen by CJA in response to an existing call for action from the Latin-American network Minga Global, which they have reclaimed as a ‘Day in Defence of Mother Earth’. That day used to be Columbus day. It has been reclaimed as a day of action on the theme of colonialism. We, as CJA, would like to connect to the symbol of this day by linking this colonial history to the multiple crises happening now and to the rise of the climate justice movement that seeks to address them.

Several groups, in Europe and worldwide, are already responding to the call and are planning actions on that day.

Week of action : There was a discussion on how to work on a common frame for the week. The issue here being that we have political divergence with some of the groups that are organizing actions during this week too. For example, the network is planning a joint day of action with the group 10:10 (on the 10/10…), which has companies like E-ON or EDF on board.

DECISION: We will start to discuss a common framework with our obvious allies, like La Via Campesina or Jubilee South, and to defer decisions on the week of action to our next meeting.

Two groups started working on that day:
- The Story-telling/media group will create a four page document to tell the story of what this day of action aims to be and to link struggles around the world.
- The Mobilisation/Materials/Networking group is planning on getting a poster done for next meeting. There will be resources on the web to connect the various actions and help making the day of action global.

Mobilization for the COP 16 – Nov 29 – Dec 10 2010 : Support of La Via Campesina’s call for « a thousand Cancuns "

A KlimaForum is planned at COP16, on a similar idea to that of Copenhagen. Some networks have expressed the concern that it doesn’t take into consideration local realities and regional processes.
In response, La Via Campesina sent out a call for a decentralized strategy of protest during the COP 16 summit, in order to create “A thousand Cancuns”.

DECISION: We will write an open letter supporting La Via Campesina’s call for « a 1000 Cancuns », and supporting regional processes. We will not commit CJA to specific actions.

This last part of the decision was made after discussions about the capacity to mobilise during this time, but there was agreement that our allies need support quickly and there is the possibility to commit to actions in a separate call out at a later date.

CJA’s working structure

Communication between meetings:

DECISION: To abandon Climate09 mailing list and create a new list for CJA network. This will be complimented by a new crabgrass network where most work will be organised.


DECISION: Person previously handling finance has now taken over a transparency role along with a second person. Finance role has been handed over.

Decision making between meetings:

DECISION: We should avoid making decisions on anything that can wait until next meeting. Working groups should be encouraged to make decisions within their remit. When decisions do need to be made a form will be completed explaining relevant information, sent out to the list, then the decision making process will happen on crabgrass. As much time as possible will be given for people to respond.

Process group tasks and planning the next meeting:

DECISION: a process group is needed for the email account, circulation of minutes, checking working groups are doing their tasks and producing the news letter. The task of planning the next meeting will be delegated to a separate group.

Building strategy on climate justice in Europe

This strategic discussion is crucial for developing the CJA network, and there is a need for a network like CJA to take on these questions. We investigated the possibility of something like a strategies for a Europe wide ‘strategies for climate justice’ gathering to occur in Spring 2011.

DECISION: create thematic groups to look at developing what climate justice means in Europe. Groups will be created on crabgrass for discussion and we will look to our allies for help where we do not have theoretical capacity.

We outlined a series of thematic threads emerging within this:

o Climate debt
o Food and agriculture
o Energy systems
o Borders and military
o Transport
o Possibility of housing
o Green/climate Jobs

A person or small group has taken on each of these thematic threads. These threads should aid to produce a strategy document for the basis of the strategy meeting.


The next CJA meeting is planned on August 28-29. It will be located at this summer’s Earthfirst Netherlands Gathering.
Further information on the exact location will be sent out in the next newsletter.

During this meeting, we already planned to discuss many exciting issues such as:

  • Assessing capacity from groups to respond to ‘1000 Cancun’ call out;
  • Further discussion and planning around the 12th October;
  • What do we do after Cancun? Developing our future strategies;
  • Evaluating the new process and working tools
  • Party!

Climate events and actions in Europe in the coming months

These are some relevant events happening in Europe over the summer. If you know of events happening in other parts of the world to include in the next newsletter, please email

- Nordic climate camp 14-20 July
- France: Climate camp 22 July – 1 August in Normandy, focusing on Total.
- Belgium : climate camp from 29 July – 4 August in Liège.
- Ireland: Climate camp from 12-16 august in co. Tyrone to support the local community campaign that is in opposition to the building of a new A5 road.
- Wales : Action focused camp in the south welsh coalfields, 13-17 August
- United Kingdom, Edinburgh 19 – 15 August, targeting RBS
- No borders camp, Brussels, 27 Sep – 3 Oct

- Germany: Two camps near open mines.
- The Netherlands: groups are targeting coal power stations.

That's it for now, see you at one of these events! 



Hola a tod@s!

Del 29 al 30-31 de mayo tuvimos un encuentro de CJA muy agradable y productivo en en el hermoso Campamento Climático de Bonn. Las discusiones fueron interesantes y se tomaron decisiones, (incluyendo algunos cambios de organización que te permiten leer este boletín en esta lista!).

Este boletín incluye:
Decisiones claves de la última reunión:
-12 de octubre: Día de Acción Global
-COP16: Apoyo de la convocatoria de La Vía Campesina para «Millares de Cancunes»
-Estructura de trabajo de CJA 
-Construcción de la estrategia sobre la Justicia Climática en Europa
Siguiente reunión CJA
Eventos climáticos y acciones programadas en los próximos meses


(Podéis encontrar los comentarios del encuentro adjuntados en Español)

Sobre el Día Global de Acción Directa para un “Cambio de sistema, no de clima”: 12 de octubre.

12 de octubre: En la reunión de Amsterdam, CJA decidió convocar una jornada de acción directa para un “Cambio de sistema, no de clima”. La fecha del 12 de octubre fue elegido por CJA en respuesta a una llamada a la acción desde la Red Latinoamericana Minga Global, quienes han reclamado que sea un "Día en Defensa de la Madre Tierra". Ese día solía ser día el de Colón (o Día de la Hispanidad). Se ha recuperado como un día de acción que incida en la cuestión del colonialismo. Nosotros, como CJA, queremos conectar con el simbolismo de este día enlazando esta historia colonial con las múltiples crisis que ocurren ahora,  y con el surgimiento del movimiento que busca la Justicia Climática para hacerles frente.

Varios grupos, en Europa y en todo el mundo, ya están respondiendo a la llamada y están planeando acciones en ese día.

Semana de Acción: Hubo un debate sobre cómo trabajar en un marco común para la semana. La cuestión aquí es que tenemos divergencias políticas con algunos de los grupos que están organizando acciones durante esta semana también. Por ejemplo, la red de está planeando un día de acción conjunto con el grupo de 10:10 (en la 10/10 ...), que cuenta con empresas como E-ON o EDF a bordo.

DECISIÓN: Vamos a comenzar a discutir un marco común con nuestros aliados obvios, como la Vía Campesina o Jubileo Sur, y aplazar las decisiones sobre la Semana de Acción para nuestra próxima reunión.

Dos grupos comenzaron a trabajar en ese día:
- El grupo Narrativas/Medios creará un documento de cuatro páginas para contar la historia de lo que este día de acción pretende ser y que enlace las luchas de todo el mundo.
- El grupo Movilización / Materiales / Redes está planificando cómo disponer de un cartel para la próxima reunión. Habrá recursos en la red para conectar las distintas acciones y ayudar a llevar a cabo el Día de Acción Global.

Movilización para el COP 16 (29 de noviembre-10 de diciembre de 2010): Apoyo de la convocatoria de La Vía Campesina, para «Millares de Cancunes"

Está previsto para el COP16 un Klimaforum con una idea similar a la de Copenhague. Algunas redes han expresado la preocupación de que no tiene en cuenta las realidades locales y los procesos regionales.
En respuesta, La Vía Campesina ha hecho un llamamiento para una estrategia descentralizada de protesta durante la Cumbre del COP 16, con el fin de crear "Millares de Cancunes".

DECISIÓN: Vamos a escribir una carta abierta de apoyo a la convocatoria de La Vía Campesina, para “Millares de Cancunes” y para apoyar los procesos regionales. No vamos a comprometernos como CJA a acciones concretas.

Esta última parte de la decisión fue tomada después de las discusiones sobre la capacidad de movilización que hemos tenido durante este tiempo, pero hubo acuerdo en que nuestros aliados necesitan apoyo de forma rápida y existe la posibilidad de comprometernos a acciones en una llamada por separado y en una fecha posterior.

Estructura de trabajo de CJA

Comunicación entre reuniones:

DECISIÓN: Abandonar la lista de correo Climate09 y crear una nueva lista para la red CJA. Esto será complementado por una red crabgrass nueva donde se organice la mayoría del trabajo.


DECISIÓN: La persona que manejaba anteriormente las finanzas se ha hecho cargo de la función de garantizar transparencia, junto con una segunda persona. La función de encargarse de las Finanzas ha sido traspasada.

Toma de decisiones entre las reuniones:

DECISIÓN: Se debe evitar la toma de decisiones en todo lo que pueda esperar hasta la próxima reunión. Los grupos de trabajo deberían ser animados a tomar decisiones de su competencia. Cuando sea necesario tomar decisiones, habrá un formulario con la información más relevante, se enviará a la lista, y luego el proceso de toma de decisiones será en crabgrass. Se dará tanto tiempo como sea posible para que la gente responda.

Tareas del grupo dinamizador y planificación de la próxima reunión:

DECISIÓN: un grupo de construcción del proceso o dinamizador es necesario para la cuenta de correo electrónico, la circulación de actas, comprobar que los grupos de trabajo están haciendo sus tareas y para producir boletines de noticias. La tarea de la planificación de la próxima reunión será delegada a un grupo separado.

Construcción de una estrategia sobre Justicia Climática en Europa

Esta discusión estratégica es crucial para el desarrollo de la red CJA, y es necesario para una red como CJA asumir estas preguntas. Se investigó la posibilidad de algo así como una variedad de estrategias para Europa, "Estrategias para la justicia climática”, asamblea que se producirá en la primavera de 2011.

DECISIÓN: crear grupos temáticos para tratar de desarrollar lo que significa la justicia climática en Europa. Los grupos de debate serán creados en el crabgrass y pediremos ayuda a nuestros aliados cuando no tengamos capacidad teórica.

Hemos esbozado una serie de discusiones temáticas emergentes:
● Deuda climática
● Alimentación y agricultura
● Sistemas energéticos
● Fronteras y militarismo
● Transporte 
● Posibilidad de vivienda
● Trabajos ‘verdes’ o climáticos

Una persona o un pequeño grupo se ha hecho cargo de cada uno de estos hilos temáticos. Estas discusiones deben ayudar a producir un documento estratégico que sirva como base para la reunión o encuentro sobre estrategia.


La próxima reunión de CJA está prevista para el 28-29 de agosto. Será en el Encuentro de verano La Tierra Primero de Holanda (Earthfirst Netherlands Gathering)
Será enviada en el próximo boletín más información sobre la ubicación exacta.

Durante esta reunión, ya hemos planeado para discutir muchos temas interesantes como:

● Evaluar la capacidad de los grupos para responder a la convocatoria “Un millar de cancunes”.
● Más discusión y planificación sobre el 12 de octubre;
● ¿Qué hacemos después de Cancún? El desarrollo de nuestras estrategias de futuro;
● Evaluar el nuevo proceso y herramientas de trabajo
● Fiesta!!!!

Eventos climáticos y acciones en Europa en los próximos meses

Estos son algunos hechos relevantes que ocurrirán en Europa durante el verano. Si conoces acontecimientos que vayan a suceder en otras partes del mundo, avísanos para incluirlo en el siguiente boletín al correo electrónico
- Campamento climático nórdico: 14 al 20 julio
- Francia: campamento climático, del 22 de julio al 1 de agosto 1, en Normandía, centrado en Total (la empresa petroquímica y energética).
- Bélgica: campamento por el clima del 29 de julio 29 al 4 de agosto, en Lieja.
- Irlanda: Tendrán un campamento del 12 al 16 de augosto en el co. Tyrone
- País de Gales: Las actividades se centraron en el campo de minas de carbón galés sur, 13 a 17 agosto
- Reino Unido, Edimburgo 19-15 agosto, apuntando a RBS
- Campamento No Borders, Bruselas, 27 septiembre-3 octubre
- Alemania: Dos campamentos cerca de minas a cielo abierto.
- Países Bajos: los grupos se dirigen a las estaciones eléctricas de carbón.

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Friday, 11 June 2010

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Climate Justice Action gathering, 29 - 31 May, Bonn, Germany

What’s on the agenda?
We will be discussing the day of direct action (on 12th Ocotober), and there will also be feedback and discussion on the People’s Summit in Cochabamba, updates about the mobilisation towards COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, and plenty of time for working groups. Given that the main purpose of this meeting is to organise the Day of Action, it would be great if groups could come with concrete proposals for how to get involved in it.

Draft agenda (suggestions are welcomed): 

19.00 Agenda and Facilitation meeting

10.00 Introductions and brief update from individuals and groups present
10.45 feed back from Bolivia, brief disussion

11.45 break
12.00 Update from Working- Groups (Finance, Process, CJ Paper, Others?)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Update on Cancun mobilisation and discussion on CJA invovlement 
15.00 Proposal from communications working group 
16.00 break
16.30 Day of action discussion (how it fits with week of action, action proposals, how many, where, against what?) 
17.30 form working groups for day of action
18.00 Working group time

10.00 common start, check up, what's to do
10.15 working group time

13.00 Lunch
14.00 working group time
16.00 Report back from the WG- and decisions
18.00 evaluation, next meeting

(please send any comments on the agenda to:

Monday - CJ in Europe discussion
At the CJA meeting in Amsterdam in February a discussion paper was produced entitled 'What does Climate Justice mean in Europe?'  (  This day will be an opportunity to further develop the discussions raised in the paper, and to collectively explore the concept of Climate justice in Europe (for example, in areas such as international solidarity, food and agriculture, migration, militarism, energy, and production and consumtion)  Written contributions in advance are welcomed.

Invitation to meeting:

Take direct action for climate justice!

 to the next Climate Justice Action gathering, 29-30.5. in Bonn, Germany
Where next for the climate justice movement after the failure of Copenhagen, the inspiration of Cochabamba? How can we move from demanding climate justice to actually fighting for climate justice? By taking direct action wherever we are to shut down major emitters, to fight false solutions, to reclaim our power over our own lives.

Two years ago, the Latin American network ‘Global Minga’ called for an annual day of action in defence of mother earth on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ made in Copenhagen by the global movements, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010

To discuss and plan this day of action, and other next steps for our movements, Climate Justice Action is organising a 2-day gathering that is open for everybody who is interested in the fight for climate justice. The meeting will be held at a climate camp in Bonn, Germany, from the 29th to the 30th of May.

The meeting will be happening at the Bonn Climate Camp, in a meadow at an organic farm in Bonn-Messdorf (, 20 minutes by bus from Bonn train station.The meeting will take place from 10am to 6pm on both days, and you can arrive on the 28th. Food will be provided for a donation. Given that the meeting will be held in a climate camp, you should, if possible, bring a tent and sleeping bag. If that is not possible or desirable for you, please let us know in advance (mail to: CJABonn[at]  More details can be found here:

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Friday, 21 May 2010


From 31 May until 11 June 2010 the negotiations on the UN climate regime will resume in the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. The regional civil society alliance "Klimawelle -- Aktion für Klimaverantwortung und Klimagerechtigkeit" / "Climate Wave - Action for Climate Responsbility and Climate Justice" want to encourage people to join in then protests that are planned for the first week of June in the former capital of Germany.

For the climate movement this is a chance not only to make our voice heard but also to network, to further elaborate on the concept of climate justice, and to highlight the anticapitalist essence of this new movement.

Information of the Klimawelle:
Website and ride-sharing opportunity:

Most important events:

- the networking meetings of Climate Justice Action and the Klima!Bewegungsnetzwerkes
- the discussions at the Klimaforum and at the camp

- some disobedient actions in the tradition of Copenhagen
- the "System Change Not Climate Change" block on the demonstration

29 May - 6 June
Climate Camp (in Bonn Messdorf)
Movement-Building for climate justice

29 Mai
Decentralized Action Day
Street Theatre against Emissions Trade

29/30 June
Meeting of Climate Justice Action (at the Klimacamp)

3 June
Critical Mass/Bike Demonstration (15:30, from Alter Zoll in Bonn)
We don't hinder the traffic, we are the traffic!

3 June
Meeting of the Klima!Bewegungsnetzwerkes (at Klimacamp)

3/4 June
Klimaforum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn)
Climate protection quo vadis? Concrete Measures on Climate Justice!
(by Attac, BUND and Klimawelle)

5 June
Demo (13 Uhr, from Kaiserplatz Bonn)
Demonstration for climate responsibility and climate justice
with a "System Change Not Climate Change" block

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