ClimateMarchDecember will be an important time for climate action across the world.  There are lots of opportunities to get involved and make sure your voice is heard.

Scotland’s Climate March – Scotland’s Climate March is taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November – will you be there?  That weekend, people across the world will march for climate action, from Melbourne to Tokyo and from Mumbai to Buenos Aires. See below how you can support the march.

Join the conversation onlineStop Climate Chaos Scotland and friends will be taking to Facebook and Twitter to spread the word and encourage people to come to Scotland’s Climate March.  If you are on social media, use the hashtags #ScotClimateMarch and #ShowYourColours and join the conversation!

Downloadable resources – spread the word with the poster, flyer and find out more great ideas in the Supporter Toolkit

On the day – there are a series of events ahead of the march, including an Ecumenical Service, craft and music workshops. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

SCCS_LogoWhat’s happening in Paris

Over twenty years ago, world leaders realised the urgent need for global action on climate change.  This resulted in the Kyoto Protocol, which aimed to reduce the level of harmful emissions contributing to climate change.

In Paris this December, it’s expected that a new binding framework on climate change will be agreed, that all countries will sign up to.  It’s essential that political leaders see the strength of public support across the world for climate action, so that they agree as strong a deal in Paris as possible.  If you want to know more about how the UN climate talks work, watch this video or for a much more in-depth review of the process, see this article from the Guardian.

During the fortnight that the climate conference is in Paris, there are lots of side events planned.

People’s Climate Summit Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th of December: ‘hundreds of actions, debates and initiatives’ will take place in Montreuil – the focus will be on finding solutions to the issues of posed by climate change.

Climate Action Zone Monday 7th to Friday 11th of December: during the last week of the climate talks.  There will be daily reports from the climate talks, but the focus will be on film screening, arts and discussions on climate disruptions.

Mass mobilisation & civil disobedience Saturday 12th December: the largest ever mobilisation for climate justice will allow us to have the ‘last word’.  To show that the movement is growing and calling for tough action beyond Paris.

Find out about these events and more at the Climat 21 webpage.