As governments converge in Bonn for the 23rd UN climate talks, we will bring the voices of ordinary people, not polluters, to the negotiations. Together we’ll send a message that we will do what it takes to keep fossil fuels in the ground, and that world leaders need to follow.
We’ll stand with Fiji and the Pacific Climate Warriors to support their Declaration on Climate Change and show the world what real climate leadership looks like. And we’ll show the gaping hole between Germany’s climate rhetoric, and its coal-burning reality.
Join us. Whether or not you’re there in person, you can play an important role by sharing updates on what’s happening and lifting up these voices.
Activities in Bonn
People’s Climate Summit
Friday 3 – Tuesday 7 November
Combining evening panels, workshops, and open spaces, the People’s Climate Summit will be a space for this colorful, dynamic movement for climate justice to come together. And on Saturday, this movement takes to the streets at the People’s Climate March.
The weekend before negotiations begin, a thousand people from Germany and around the world will confront Europe’s biggest source of CO2, the Rhineland coalfields, just 50km from Bonn. They’ll put their bodies on the line to bring coal operations to a halt and demand an immediate coal phase-out.
With Fiji having Presidency of COP 23 this year, the Pacific Climate Warriors are working to ensure that Pacific voices are heard in the negotiation rooms and beyond. Just before the COP opens, the Warriors and allies will gather for a ceremony, including a sharing of blessings and call to action to protect our common home. Their messages will be beautifully and symbolically delivered to the Ende Gelände action.