Moving Planet East Asia
For Indonesia and East Asia:
Rully Prayoga, East Asia Coordinator
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Hong Huang Minh, Vietnam 350.org Coordinator
Vince Cinches, Philippines 350.org Coordinator
Abe Woo, Malaysia 350.org Coordinator
10 East Asia Countries Join “Moving Planet” Day to Push for Clean Energy Solutions
Hundreds of thousands prepare for the world’s largest “day without fossil fuels”
INTERNATIONAL -- While Asia’s leadership on clean energy is commendable, it is still not on pace to keep up with the population growth and demand for more energy. Asian countries need to consider how to increase their renewable energy production while meeting the energy needs of their people. What will it take for Asia to truly transform its energy production from fossil fuels to renewable energy? And, can it do that in a way that is affordable, sustainable and safe?
On September 24, more than 130 countries and 10 of them are from East Asia; are expected to take part in a global day events called “Moving Planet” dedicated to the goal of solving the climate crisis by ending the world’s dependence on fossil-fuel energy. Providing energy access for poor people and stop fossil fuel addiction.
From Mongolia to Singapore Metropolitan, from Siem Riep Cambodia to Bandung , Indonesia hundreds of thousands will join creative rallies to show that people around the world are ready for clean energy and climate solutions.
“The planet has been stuck for too long with governments doing nothing about the biggest problem we've ever faced,” said Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, the international climate campaign that is coordinating the demonstrations. “This is the day when people will get the earth moving, rolling towards the solutions we need.”
“We need to set urgency for East Asia Leader to stop addiction to fossil fuels and start to develop their renewable energy with more progressive and dramatic policy action. said Rully Prayoga East Asia Coordinator of 350.org in Jakarta. We don’t need regional renewable energy agreement only on paper we ask for real action”.
“Moving Planet” events will include:
- In the Mongolia, Hundred people will gather at Sukhbaatar Square to show alternative technology or possibility for individuals can do.
- In Hong Kong, hundred people will join to show the policy makers and other road users that we would like to have cycling recognized as a means of transport rather than a leisure activity
- In Siem Riep, Cambodia, hundreds of people will join a bike ride to show individual contribution for moving beyond fossil fuel.
- In Vietnam, thousands of young people will attend Moving Planet Vietnam events in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including some 30 Vietnamese celebrities who are the campaign's Goodwill Ambassadors.
- In Thailand, hundred people will cycling across the city of Bangkok to urge government to step beyond fossil fuel
- In Indonesia, cyclists will bike 350 hours from Bali to Bandung for a clean energy rally.
- In Brunei Darussalam, hundreds are expected to join a “ Eco Race” at Bukit Syahbandar.
- In Malaysia, hundreds of the young at heart will be freezing/stopping movement/posing for 5 - 10 minuntes in a major shopping centre, and anti coal campaign at Sabah.
- In Singapore, thousands will join a series activity from cycling, and green concert and art exhibition with more than 300 cyclist will join the event.
- In Philippines, thousand people will, cycling, walking and running occupy some street at Manila, Cebu, and other big cities to ask their leader to stop using fossil fuel and get more renewable energy.
Photos and videos of the events will be projected at a rally outside UN Headquarters in New York City, where world leaders will be gathered for the UN General Assembly. “Moving Planet” is meant to show politicians that in every country on Earth, people are demanding an end to the fossil-fuel economy and an immediate transition to clean energy solutions.