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CALL TO ACTION DECEMBER 7: 1000 CANCUNS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE!
CALL TO ACTION FOR COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA
JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION DECEMBER 7, 2010
The people create thousands of solutions to confront climate change!
Social movements from around the world are mobilizing for the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Cancun from November 29 to December 10, 2010.
Delegates from US-based grassroots organizations will be traveling to Cancun to strengthen international solidarity for climate justice and to pressure governments for real climate solutions. While these delegates work to promote community-based solutions, to stop REDDs and other mechanisms of carbon trading, and to pressure the US government to adopt the Cochabamba accord instead of the Copenhagen discord, communities here in the US will be mobilizing to connect our local struggles to these international demands for climate justice.
The capitalist model that prioritizes benefits for transnational corporations over benefits for communities and for the natural world that sustains us is driving us towards destruction. The impacts of this model are most felt in our frontline communities – communities of color, indigenous peoples, poor and working class communities, migrant communities both here in the US and around the world.
We call on social movements, popular organizations and communities in the US to mobilize on December 7, 2010 to reject false market-based distractions and to instead adopt real people-centered solutions to climate change. We are calling for actions in at least 20 cities across the US to be part of the thousands of Cancuns actions that will happen the same day across the globe.
We call on communities working for food sovereignty, land rights, transportation justice, healthy communities, migrant rights, corporate accountability, and more to use this day of action to advance your local campaigns and to highlight your local work as models of the systems change we need to truly address the climate crisis.
Our actions in are united by 3 common demands:
We call on the Obama Administration to drop the ineffective Copenhagen “Accord” and adopt the Cochabamba People’s Agreement and the draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
We reject REDD+, offsets, carbon markets and other false solutions to climate change that commodify forests, land, life, and water.
We affirm that people on the frontlines are changing the system and cooling the planet one community and region at a time, and we uplift these grassroots solutions as real and viable solutions to the global climate crisis
Change the System Not the Climate!
Small Farmers and Grassroots Solutions Cool the Planet!