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D12: Mass Civil Disobedience

12th December 2015

The climate negotiations, held during COP21, are meant to be completed by 12th December. But we know that, for all this, they will not have ensured the future of the planet and of the people who live on it.

Just as the UN announces the results of its marathon negotiations, people will be taking to the streets of Paris and le Bourget to set out these demands.

Together, let us remember that, away from all the discussions between different states, millions of people have already experienced the drastic consequences of climate disruption, in particular in the most vulnerable communities.

Together we will demonstrate the power of the movement for climate justice. A movement that is progressing as it strikes a balance: between resistance and alternatives.

Together we will lead two “mass actions” for climate justice:

  • On Saturday morning, an act of civil disobedience: “red lines”, representing the minimum limits necessary for a planet that is fair and offers quality of life, will encircle le Bourget. Symbolising these lines, thousands of people carrying giant inflatable objects will surround the conference centre and occupy the public area.
  • On Saturday afternoon, a mass gathering of people: several human chains will be formed around the Place de la République in Paris. These human chains will symbolise the alternatives, the resistance movements that form today’s movement for climate justice. They will show what the solutions are for a future with quality of life, respect for the environment and justice for all.

Actions organized on that day follow the principles of the D12 Action consensus that we invite you to read.

On the 12th December, the last word will not be had at the negotiations table but on the streets! A last word that will start a new chapter in the movement for climate justice, in 2016 and beyond.

For more information about this action day, visit the page of the D12.

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