Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
Join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice!
On 6th November 2021, as world leaders meet in Glasgow for the COP26 Global Climate Summit, towns and cities across the world will take to the streets demanding global climate justice.
It will not have escaped your notice that many national and international charities and environmental organisations are all calling out for positive results and bold action at COP26. In particular groups like Fairtrade, Oxfam, UNICEF and individuals of all backgrounds from around the world are demanding Climate Justice for those countries suffering the worst effects of climate change. We know that rich countries like the U.K. have done the most to cause the climate crisis, and owe the rest of the world an immense ‘climate debt’.
To highlight this, on Saturday 6th November, the mid-point in the COP26 summit, people all over Britain will be attending rallies and marches for a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. We in Greener Henley will be joining with other groups and individuals in the town on a walk from the Friends Meeting House, Northfield End RG9 2JJ at 10.30am to the area in front of St. Mary’s Church for a respectful silence for our planet and all that dwell on it at 11am.
Please bring along a banner or placard if you can. A photograph of the assembled crowd in front of Henley’s landmark church will be sent to our P.M. to show that we in Henley care and are expecting positive results and action from the conference. If you are not going to one of the larger rallies in Oxford, London or Glasgow please join us and tell your friends and families. For more information contact us at [email protected] .
We are living through a period of multiple breaking points – from climate to coronavirus to racism. We know that these crises not only overlap, but share the same cause. While no one can escape the impacts of these crises, those who have done least to cause them suffer the most. Across the world, the poorest people and communities of colour are too often those bearing the brunt of the climate crisis.
COP26: Why Does It matter?
World leaders and experts will meet in Glasgow in November at the global climate talks, COP26. The decisions made at COP26 will shape how governments respond (or not) to the climate crisis and will affect all of our lives. COP26 is happening at a crucial moment in history. Across the world and across movements, we are seeing a new wave of resistance, global solidarity and grassroots organising. We have a unique opportunity to rewire our system as we recover from the pandemic. We can either intensify the crisis to the point of no return, or lay the foundations for a just world where everyone’s needs are met.
We are conscious of rising Covid-19 cases in the UK, so would appreciate caution at these events. Please social distance where possible and masks would be highly recommended. Please do not attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been advised to self-isolate. Find out more about coronavirus and staying safe at events like this by visiting the NHS website: nhs.uk/covid-19
For more info email [email protected]