Amelia’s Magazine | COP out CAMP out


Grab your sleeping bag and wrap up warm because this Saturday Climate Camp London will not only be joining the tens of thousands of people gathering in The City for The Wave, these guys are staying put. It is time to draw attention to the false solutions such as carbon trading proposed by the UNFCCC and challenge corporations and political systems that are causing climate change. At a secret location (to be announced via text message) tents will pop-up and a low budget screen will display projected images of all things Climate Camp related, all to demand effective solutions to the climate crisis.

If things continue and the government get their way the next crisis won’t be financial, it’ll be a lot worse. Yesterday in Chicago the Mobilization for Climate Justice targeted Chicago Climate Exchange, the first and largest carbon market in North America. “Climate criminals” such as this are profiting from climate change and cashing in on people’s concern, carbon trading is a diversion from the solutions we really need. As Abigail Singer of the Mobilization for Climate Justice stated; “THE AIR IS NOT FOR SALE!”

Illustrations by Jermaine Gallacher

So how can you get involved?

Sign up for text message alerts Beep Beep

Get to grips with a pop-up tent Boing

Be in London in the AM ready, willing and able.

And if you’re unsure about carbon trading/cap and trade, how it works and who it benefits heres a little video from the makers of ‘The Story of Stuff’…

“The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution – emissions trading – on the negotiating table at Copenhagen and in other capitals. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap
and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis.”

The Story of Cap & Trade from Story of Stuff Project on Vimeo.

Categories ,Activists, ,Carbon Trading, ,Climate Camp, ,Climate Justice Action, ,Copenhagen summit, ,the Wave, ,UNFCCC

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