On November 29, the world will be speaking out on climate justice as never before. Development and Peace is honoured to be joining hundreds of thousands of people around the world who will walk in Ottawa, Lima, Lagos, Jakarta, Manila, and hundreds of other cities around the world. Indigenous peoples, communities in the Global South, environmentalists, people of faith, engaged youth and families are coming together around the globe to demand an ambitious new climate agreement at COP21.
The biggest march, which was to take place in Paris that day, will not be held due to the tragic attacks there. But the Global Climate March in other cities around the world will proceed, no matter what. We believe this movement can act as an important beacon of hope for a more peaceful world.
Canadians have one of the highest carbon footprints in the world, so we have a responsibility to change course.
This fall, Development and Peace has distributed 380,000 action cards as part of our Create a Climate of Change campaign. Using these postcards, Canadians have made commitment to reduce their carbon footprint, and are sending them to the Prime Minister calling on him to make a commitment for our country.
On November 29th, join thousands of other Canadians to show that we are ready for this change! Now is the time for our new government to show that Canada is back on the world stage and committed to climate justice.
Please join us on November 29th for the march in Ottawa which is called 100% Possible: Marching Together for Climate Solutions and Justice or join a march being organized in your community.
The activities in Ottawa:
Climate justice mass at St. Joseph’s Parish at 11:30 am. Homily by Joe Gunn of Citizens for Public Justice.
Interfaith prayer gathering at 12:30 at the Human Rights Monument, Elgin Street, City Hall
100% Possible March:
12:30: Pre-march gathering begins at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier West: DJs, food trucks, entertainment. Buy a green Development and Peace tuque for $5 at our kiosque.
1 pm: Church bells will ring to announce the beginning of the mobilization. Speeches by Mgr Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau, David Suzuki, First Nations Elders
1:30 pm: 100% Possible March with a Development and Peace contingent. Bishop Prendergast and Archbishop Durocher of Gatineau will walk with us. We will pass by the War Memorial, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reconciliation Monument, with animation throughout.
2:30 pm: Arrival at Parliament Hill. MC, DJs, speeches by youth, and aerial photo of crowd.
Will you join this movement? RSVP here: http://www.100possible.ca/.
For details on the Global Climate Marches in cities across Canada, click here.