30+ events across Africa to #RISEFORCLIMATE and real climate leadership
Who:This September thousands of people will participate in hundreds of actions in Africa in a global mobilisation of distributed actions in towns and cities, universities, places of worship and community spaces to drive climate action within local communities – sending a clear message to governments that the science is clear, we have the momentum, the technology for the energy transition is ready and we demand bold action now.
What: Hundreds across the continent will be organising walks for renewable energy, mini-summits, concerts, women’s dialogues and youth festivals addressing issues of fossil fuels and the role of leadership in this critical time.
When: Saturday 8 September 2018
Where: There will be over 30 events in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Madagascar,Senegal, Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Nigeria, Benin,Togo,Egypt and the DRC.
Why: The mobilisation is not just about what’s decided in the corridors of power at summits and formal negotiations,but also about the wave of wins and commitments that can be made in local town, city, university, local institutions, place of worship or community. It’s up to us to make this more than a political flashpoint. Mobilising globally will send a powerful and necessary message that communities are rising up everywhere to stop fossil fuels and demand true climate action at the Summit and beyond.
Should you be interested in an event in a specific country, please get in touch and I will send a list of specific events and all the relevant details.
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Africa Communications Coordinator
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Landline: +2711 339 1035