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This Crisis Demands Action | Mass Mobilisations for Justice 12th Nov – Edinburgh
November 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
COP27 is taking place in Egypt in November against a backdrop of multiple related crises:
• Increasing climate disasters across the world, with countries in the global south calling for money for the loss and damage they are experiencing
• Repressive regimes (including in Egypt itself) silencing civil society resistance,
• A ‘cost of living’ crisis where people are being forced to choose between heating and eating
• A UK Government that is railroading through new fossil fuel projects.
Since COP26 in Glasgow we have seen a lack of action from governments at home and abroad both towards cutting emissions, but also from Western governments in being forthcoming in providing the climate finance for loss and damage they promised countries in the global south in Glasgow.
COP27 will not save us, it is our people-powered movements that will build the world we need – therefore we will come together in Edinburgh to make connections between our struggles and demand action.
Our march in Edinburgh is part of the Global Day of Action on 12th Nov initiated by the Egyptian activists in the COP27 Coalition. This will bring together the need for action on the multiple crises we are facing.
The route of the march has been chosen to go to specific locations that highlight different crises that demand action. These are:
• St Andrews Square – Pay climate reparations/loss and damage
• HSBC, Hanover St – Cancel debt to Global South countries
• Barclays, Princes St – End fossil fuel finance
• UK Government Office, Sibbald Place – No new fossil fuel projects
• Scottish Parliament – Energy price crisis and cost of living crisis.
Please join us and show your solidarity with Egyptian civil society and people around the world calling for decisive and meaningful action and strong leadership from world governments during COP27 to tackle the climate crisis now!
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