We demand that world leaders institute a scientifically valid and socially just agreement at Copenhagen. We need a post-Kyoto agreement that is Fair, Ambitious and Binding and that listens to the science that says 350 parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere is the safe upper limit for our future.
Makoma Lekalakala, Programme Officer at Earthlife Africa Jhb, states, “While politicians and business leaders all seek to protect their carbon intensive industries, the world’s climate is degrading rapidly. Africa, in particular, will see droughts, famine, floods and rising sea levels. We will be doing the dying if nothing is done. We demand a just and fair deal at Copenhagen.”
The overwhelming message of the day was ‘We here in Africa will not die quietly. We demand Climate Justice Now!’