The WAVE http://www.the-wave.org.uk/ , the biggest ever UK climate rally, will provide an opportunity to show people’s view before the Copenhagen Summit.
11am – Ecumenical Service at Central Hall, Westminster, lead by Archbishop Rowan Williams.
3pm – encircle Parliament Square
MY VIEW: Copenhagen, say ‘those in the know’, must be seen as a step and not a conclusion. The conference but, however, in my opinion be a key stepping stone towards changing the way we live and work and play. Without each and every one of us doing our bit and goverments setting decisive targets – and then reaching them – we will not only NOT achieve the outcome of living sustainably. We will instead continue down the slippery slope towards damaging our chances of looking after our very home, Planet Earth!
The WAVE … Will you be there?
- Reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to around 350 ppmv CO2(e)
- Global emissions peak and decline by 2015
- UK & EU reduce emissions by 40% by 2020 with the vast majority of these reductions (preferably all of them) achieved within the UK & EU i.e. without offsets
- Protecting forests be additional to, not instead of, these cuts
- Industrialised countries transfer at least $160 billion annually to developing countries to fund adaptation and low-carbon development
- UK bring in an emissions performance standard for new electricity plants that is strict enough to rule out coal power stations unless they have 100% Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) fitted from the outset
- Test CCS on existing power plants only
- The UK invest in a transition to a low carbon economy thus creating hundreds of thousands of green jobs
- The UK support the renewable energy sector and investing in energy efficiency and demand reduction, in order to meet our EU renewable energy target for 2020 and decarbonise our energy sector by 2030
- Ensure a just transition for the workforce
We end the programme with a reflection from Climate Justice hunger striker, Anna Keenan, on the state of the Climate Justice movement as Copenhagen approaches. Listen to this programme now at: www.climateradio.org