November 16, 2015 on COP21 Plans: “The tragedy in Paris has only strengthened our resolve.”

Paris — In light of the recent tragedies in Paris, has been in discussions with Coalition Climat 21, the French coalition coordinating civil society activities around the Paris climate talks, Avaaz, and other partners about how to proceed with planned demonstrations for COP21.

On Monday evening, Nicolas Haeringer, France Campaigner for issued the following statement:

“The tragedy in Paris has only strengthened our resolve. This movement for climate justice has always also been a movement for peace–a way for people around the world to come together, no matter their background or religion, and fight to protect our common home.

Over the coming days, we’ll continue to discuss with the French authorities how we can move forward with the March, plans for December 12th, and other demonstrations. We fully share their concerns about public safety–just as we fully oppose any unnecessary crackdowns on civil liberties and minority populations.

We can think of few better responses to violence and terror than this movement’s push for peace and hope. No matter the final plans for the march in Paris, we urge people to join other Global Climate Marches around the world to show their solidarity and support–there couldn’t be a more important time to push for climate justice, and the peace it can help bring.”