Monday, February 16, 2009

Invitation to get involved in World Environment Day

Hi ,

A group of us who attended the National Climate Summit in Canberra, or followed it from afar, have decided to act on its recommendations.

We are organising an open meeting on Sat 21 Feb at 12:15 pm at City Farm to form a committee to plan a rally for World Environment Day. It will be the platform to launch the campaign for 100% renewables by 2020 and is one of the actions agreed on at the Climate Summit.

As "natural" disasters multiply, we see this as an urgent task.

We would love you to be involved in the process. If you can't make the 1st meeting, please let us know what times would suit you for future meetings.

Del Weston, Summit participant,
Sanna Andrew, Summit participant,
Kamala Emanuel, editor, Socialist Alliance Climate Change Charter,
Annolies Truman, Hills Climate Action Group,
Janet Grogan, Greenpeace Perth co-ordinator.

Vision Statement and 2009 Campaign Objectives adopted by the Climate Summit

We face a climate emergency. Our vision is to work together at emergency speed to restore in a just way a safe climate in time for all people, all species and all generations

2009 Campaign Objectives:
1. To prevent the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme from becoming law.
2. Build community-wide action to demand green jobs, a just transition and 100% renewable energy by 2020.
3. To build community support for a goal of stabilization at 300ppm CO2 and to create strong international agreement in line with what science and global justice demands. To communicate this position to the Copenhagen Conference of Parties and to advocate for the Australian government to adopt that position.

Future actions that were accepted:
1) Actions outside MP's offices or corporations to coincide with the release of the CPRS White Paper in March.
2) Nationally coordinated mass rallies on World Environment Day (June 6) with the explicit aim of publicly launching the campaign for 100% renewables in 10 years.
3) Climate camp/s in September, inspired by the successful camp held in Newcastle in August last year.
4) Culminating in actions around the Copenhagen Summit in December 09.