Campaign against Climate Change
KYOTO CLIMATE MARCH
Saturday Feb 12th
Assemble 11.30 am Lincoln's Inn Fields (Holborn
Bicycle Ride Protest, 9.00 am Thames Barrier (South
Side, 10 mins from Charlton Rail).
Goes via Greenwich (about 10.00 am) and London
Bridge (about 11.00 am) to Lincoln's Inn Fields.
The main march will involve a parade of the flags
of all the countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol (132 at last count)
and will go from Lincoln's Inn Fields via the ExxonMobil offices and the
Australian embassy (Aldwych) to end at the US embassy for speeches at around
Speakers will include Caroline Lucas MEP
In February 2005 the world's first
international agreement on emissions reductions comes into force (the Kyoto
Protocol, subsequent to its ratification by Russia). This is despite all that
the US, under George Bush, could do to prevent it.
administration which rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, is dominated by oil
men and the fossil fuel lobby. A network of Republican think tanks, funded by
the fossil fuel corporate dollar (see www.Exxonsecrets.com) determines US
energy policy and, under Bush, the US has put short term corporate greed
before the vital interests of humanity as a whole. The refusal of the US to
join the rest of the world in any kind of meaningful cooperative action to
prevent the destabilisation of global climate threatens the future of everyone
on the planet.
Though the Kyoto protocol
does not go anywhere near far enough in reducing emissions and no
international agreement can be really effective without the US on board,
its coming into force is of immense political and symbolic significance. It
demonstrates the rest of the world is willing to go ahead without the US, which
is left isolated on the issue - with only John Howard's Australia (home of
a huge coal industry) for company.
That is why this is the ideal moment
to target the US on this issue, to make a stand for our children's'
future and to demand that the US join the rest of the world in
taking action to prevent an 'eco-catastrophe' of almost unimaginable scale.
At the same time it is an opportunity to remind everyone of the urgency of the
issue and to point the way to the just and effective international agreement on
emissions that we so desperately need.
Route Leave Lincoln's Inn Fields via
Sardinia street, Kingsway, Aldwych, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall,
Lower Regents St, Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly, Dover St, Hay Hill, Berkley Sq,
Davies St, Grosvenor St to the US embassy, Grosvenor Sq.
Cycle Route from Thames Barrier
(Assemble 9.oo am for photo-op, leave 9.30 am): riverfront to Horn
lane to roundabout under motorway, Woolwich Rd & A206 to
Greenwich, Creek Rd & A200 to Rotherhithe roundabout,Jamaica Rd
& Druid St to Tower Bridge, into Minories St & via Hammet
St, America Sq etc to Aldgate, Fenchuch St, Gracechurch St, Cannon
St, St Pauls, Fleet St, Chancery Lane & Carey St to
Lincoln's Inn Fields.
'CLIMATE CRISIS' PUBLIC
In the run-up to the Kyoto Climate March there will be a number of Public
Meetings on the 'Climate Crisis' around the country, in the period 24th Jan
-3rd Feb, provisionally to include London, Brighton, Oxford, Norwich,
Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff. The London meeting
will be on the evening of Thursday 3rd February and speakers will include
and Jean Lambert, MEP
. But for
up-to-date details of all meetings as they become available (speakers, dates,
times, venues) check out www.campaigncc.org
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