On Monday 14th December at 4.30 after donuts and Chanukah Candle lighting, Jhub joined in a vigil…
Over the weekend people gathered around the world for 3000 events in over 130 different countries with one message:
The world wants a real climate deal at Copenhagen.
These events were coordinated by the on-line advocacy network Avaaz. People gathered together, lite some candles and did a short reading. The idea is to send the following message:
National pressure - in global negotiations every country makes a difference, for better or for worse. The problem is most of the time international negotiations aren’t closely followed at home - but having events in your country shows your government that this time we’re watching keenly, with the power of a coordinated international movement to name and shame those countries that hold up progress.
World media - to create a world media story takes a world in action. We need to show journalists that this is more than just another protest: it’s a global coordinated day of action on a massive scale. We know that this works-- our
Global Wake Up Call in September and the 350 day of action in October both generated massive coverage this year. Now, in the heart of the Copenhagen talks, the media moment is even more important.