My name is Marcia Lee and I have been at Copenhagen since last week Monday. Most of the time I have been inside of the Bella Center and will be sharing more about the negotiations and the experience on ‘the inside’ shortly.
For now, I want to invite you to support one of the most important actions that we will be doing as a part of the push to create an agreement that allows us, as young people, to have a future.
Please join the CLIMATE JUSTICE DAY OF FASTING tomorrow. The main purpose is to show the world that we are serious about wanting a legally binding solution that is protecting the most vulnerable community . We need to challenge our leaders to take a moral stance NOW. Please join me tomorrow: www.avaaz.com/fast
In addition to the fast for tomorrow, there are people who have been fasting since November 6th. Please show your solidarity!
Our call for justice:
We, the participants of Climate Justice Fast!, are undertaking our international
hunger strike in order to call upon world leaders – and all people, everywhere –
to act with courage and good faith for our common, global good, by implementing
the most rapid possible transition to stabilise atmospheric greenhouse gases below 350ppm CO2-e, and by committing to deliver justice for the global poor
and future generations – who are the least responsible for causing
climate change, yet who suffer the most from its effects.
Climate Justice for the poor and for future generations can be delivered by
funding climate adaptation and mitigation activities in developing nations with
at least US$195 billion per year; by reducing and rejecting over-consumption,
wherever it exists, and by phasing out both deforestation and fossil fuels completely – starting with the elimination of developed countries’ fossil fuel subsidies, shifting them
wholly to renewable energy and international climate finance.
We urge all people, everywhere, to make a commitment to
join the movement for climate justice,
and to not to give up until we succeed in these demands being met.