Saturday, December 12, 2015


Thousands of protesters gather in central Paris on Saturday for what was dubbed a ‘red line protest’, while in the suburbs of the French capital a draft climate deal was announced. 

Groups of climate activists at the demonstration carried giant red banners to symbolise ‘the red lines’ that they don’t want negotiators to cross in trying to reach an international accord to fight global warming




Red line = A minimal necessity for a just and livable planet. More specifically: Sustainable energy transformation / Justice for impacted people / 
The right to food and water.

In order to avoid dangerous climate change we know we must keep at least 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground. We must completely decarbonise our economy before 2050. Keeping these fuels in the ground is our movement’s red line. A minimal necessity for a just and livable planet.

We know that even if a Paris agreement sends a clear signal that the world is turning away from fossil fuels, we need to show that people are ready to take matters into their own hands. In fact we already are with campaigns like the successful struggle against the Keystone XL pipeline. We are showing our commitment to taking bold action to turn off the fossil fuel industry.

Naomi at the Red Lines action COP21, Paris
Posted by Naomi Klein on Saturday, December 12, 2015

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