CLIMATE JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHT: RALLY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY

CLIMATE JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHT: RALLY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 4-6pm

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E. 47th Street, NYC (between 1st & 2nd Aves.)

Climate change is the greatest threat to basic human rights: food security, access to water, employment, housing, public health and the right to live in dignity.

On Wednesday, December 10th, International Human Rights Day, New Yorkers will gather to demand that world governments address the serious threat global warming poses to human rights, especially to people living in vulnerable communities throughout the world.

This event coincides with a UN meeting in Lima, Peru, a part of the 2014-15 negotiations for a global climate treaty that will stress the urgency of the climate crisis and highlight the human rights dimension of the struggle for climate justice.

  • We call on the US government to take decisive action to address the climate crisis in the US and to fully commit to a legally binding global climate treaty.
  • We support the call for a new Global Climate Treaty to be negotiated in Paris in December 2015 to explicitly require world governments to protect the human rights of citizens affected by climate change.
  • We call for developed nations to fully fund the UN Green Climate Fund to support developing nations in climate mitigation and a just transition to a green economy.

Join us on December 10th in NYC as we stand in solidarity with frontline communities and nations throughout the world.

Speakers at the event will address the local, national and international impact of climate change. Speakers will include Christine Halvorson of Rainforest Foundation, who will attend the meetings in Peru; Kevin Murungi of Global Kids; Xiuhtexcatl Roske-Martinez, a 13 year old indigenous environmental activist who has organized a 30 day silent strike; Jennifer Viechweg of Oxfam; Ray Figueroa of the NYC Community Garden Coalition; and others.

Organized by 350NYC

Co-sponsors include: American Ethical Union; Authors for Causes; Bronx Climate Justice North; Campaign for Peace and Democracy; Earth Guardians; Food and Water Watch; Fossil Free & Green NY; Global Kids; Green Faith; Green Party of NYS; Left Labor Project; Lynns Kids Inc; Responsible Endowments Coalition; Sane Energy Project; Saving Souls Corporation; Show Up! America; Sierra Club NYC Group; Social Action Committee of Park Slope UMC; System Change Not Climate Change NYC; The Black Institute; The Mother’s Project; United Confederation of Taino People; WESPAC Foundation; Widening Circles

To co-sponsor please email 350nyc@gmail.com

Please help promote this event.

RSVP on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517842085122273/

Cross post to the groups you are involved with and invite your friends to attend. Thanks!

 

KXL Rally & Press Conference: Tuesday 11/18 @ 10a.m.

Join us for a KXL Rally & Press Conference on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come to Foley Square (Worth St.) Manhattan, New York

“KEYSTONE XL IS GAME OVER FOR NEW YORK CITY”

Hear the Press Conference with Zephyr Teachout, Josh Fox and others.

Join us to call on Mayor de Blasio to stand in solidarity before the US Senate Vote. Hurricane Sandy survivors, labor, faith and climate leaders will hand-deliver a letter to the Mayor Tuesday, asking him to stand against the Keystone XL pipeline hours before the United States Senate vote on the fate of the embattled pipeline.  We don’t just call on the Mayor for symbolic action: we are asking him to use his considerable influence to advocate strenuously with Democrats in Congress to Vote NO on KXL!

“Keystone XL would flip a switch to drain the dirtiest fuel on earth: Canadian tar sands. Scientists say this would be “Game Over” for the climate. A city already so vulnerable to rising tides and swelling storm surge, New York cannot afford any more climate disruption. Game over for climate means game over for New York City’s coastal communities,” the letter says. Mark Ruffalo and Zephyr Teachout, are among the signatories.

#NoKXL Press Conference and Rally will follow the presentation of the letter.  Speakers to include: Zephyr Teachout, Former Candidate for Governor; Michael Premo, Occupy Sandy;  Myrtle E. Williams, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers;  East Alexis Smallwood, Rockaway Wildfire;  Josh Fox, Gasland, Solutions Grassroots Tour.

Musical guest confirmed: Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)

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