WWF statement on COP21 mobilisations | WWF

WWF statement on COP21 mobilisations

Posted on 18 November 2015    
Scenes from the People's Climate March in Germany
© WWF Germany / Peter Jelinek
(Gland, Switzerland, 18 November 2015) Earlier this evening, the French government announced that climate mobilisations planned for 29 November and 12 December in Paris for COP21 will not be allowed to continue given the current context in France.
 
In response to the news, Pierre Cannet, Head, Climate, Energy and Sustainable Infrastructures, WWF-France said:

"While the difficult situation facing the authorities right now is understandable, it is unfortunate that some key outside mobilisations have been cancelled.

"A strong civil society voice is critical to the negotiating process and the climate movement will find other ways to amplify the urgency for action without compromising security.

"WWF, working with other French organisations, will continue looking at creative ways of mobilising people before, during and after the COP.  

"We will ensure that civil society mobilisations in other countries are bigger than ever because we must continue to get leaders to hear the voices of citizens across the world calling for urgent climate action.  Some 57 marches, in addition to over two thousand events, are currently planned for the weekend of 28-29 November in capitals around the world."
 
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For more information, please contact:

Mandy Woods
GCEI
Email: mwoods@wwf.org.za

Marielle Chaumien
WWF France
email: mchaumien@wwf.fr

David Hirsch
WWF International
email: dhirsch@wwfint.org
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