The People’s Climate March will take place in New York City on on September 21st, 2014. On this day people are coming together in New York City to “change everything.” The March comes just ahead of a September 23rd, UN climate summit
titled “Catalyzing Action.”
People at the March will demand that their leaders address climate change and environmental degradation. They will demand a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. In short, a world safe from the ravages of climate change. People are acting together to confront the power of fossil fuels.
In Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the United States, this event will be a precursor to a fuel divestment mobilisation in the months that follow. In much of Asia and Africa this will mean scaling up the ongoing struggle against coal and other dirty energy and shifting towards distributed, renewable, community power.
In the Philippines this will mean mobilising on the 1 year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan – and hopefully others around the world will join in. In Latin America this will mean fighting fracking as well as preparing to come together in December in the next wave of people’s action as the United Nations Framework on Climate Change meets in Lima. For all of us, this will mean continuing to build a more powerful movement and standing together in solidarity.