Bringing Moral Force to COP15
by Anna Keenan
DEC 17 – Copenhagen
1000 people will join fasters who have reached the 42nd day of a hunger strike for climate justice, in a Candlelight Vigil for Survival.
We will gather in the Øksnehallen space for a solemn and powerful event recognising the urgency and gravity of the moment–and urging leaders to rise to the world’s call to action.
We will hear from speakers from vulnerable communities, multiple faiths, and from two inspiring young women who have fasted for 42 days – eating no food and drinking water only – as part of the Climate Justice Fast. Then, after a minute of silence, we will move one by one to bring forward candles, flowers, or notes with our wishes for a just future.
The images and personal moments from this event will be a powerful moral call to our leaders and will be a time for refreshment and reinvigoration of our own passion and energy. Keep Reading
I’m sitting in the middle of the Bella Center at the Copenhagen climate talks at 10:53 PM local time and just transcribed an incredibly powerful, printed letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu that was sent to all heads of state and many top Christian leaders today. As far as we know, this letter hasn’t been posted online before, so you’re among the first people in the general public to see it. It’s an important call to action from one of our most respected leaders and could have a big effect on the talks. I’ll let the letter speak for itself:
I write urgently to you after meeting last night with the Chairperson of the G77 at his request. This is after the walkout from the UN Climate Talks which have deadlocked.
Ambassador Di-Aping showed me papers quoting from the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report which declared that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability. In all four regions of Africa (West African, South African, East African, and Saharan), and in all seasons, the median temperature rise lies between 3 degrees C and 4 degrees C, roughly 1.5 times the global mean response. Keep Reading
- CJF Day 40, Hunger for Survival
- CJF hunger strike day 37, streets of Copenhagen
- CJF Hunger strike day 33, days of hardship
- CJF, climate change hunger strike day 27
- CJF, climate change, food and equity
- CJF Hunger Strike, Day 20
- Hunger Strike Day 13, retrospectives and reflections
- Days of doubts and fears
- The Climate Justice Fast Six
- Climate Justice Fast, ripples and waves
- Climate Justice Fast – Change is now!
- Climate Justice Fast is to be … indefinite
- Climate Justice Fast begins Nov 6th, how will you be helping?
“Over the 20th century, ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic main development region warmed during peak hurricane season, with the most pronounced warming occurring over the last four decades.” Earth Gauge
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