November 18, 2015 Response to French Government Prohibition of Climate March and December 12th Mobilization



Jamie Henn, Strategy & Communications Director, [email protected], +1-4156019337

Nicolas Haeringer, Campaigner for in France, [email protected], +33-650861259

Eros Sana, France Communications Coordinator, [email protected], +33-672668220

PARIS — The Prefecture of Police of Paris informed the Coalition Climat 21 this afternoon that due to the heightened security situation, the government will not allow the Global Climate March planned in Paris for 29 November and the mobilizations planned for 12 December. French Campaigner Nicolas Haeringer issued the following response:

The government can prohibit these demonstrations, but our voices will not be silenced. While this makes it difficult to go forward with our original plans, we will still find a way for people in Paris to make the call for climate justice heard, and we encourage everyone around the world to join a Global Climate March and raise their voices louder than ever. There’s never been a greater need.

While our plans in Paris must change, the movement for climate justice will not slow down. Around the world, marches, demonstrations, and civil disobedience are all planned for the weeks and months ahead. Together, we will continue to stand against violence and hatred with our peace and resolve.

For people around the world, join the Global Climate March in your community to show your support for climate justice. For those who were planning to travel to Paris, still come and join us, and together we’ll find a way to take action together.”

Over 2,173 events, including over 50 major marches, are planned worldwide as part of the Global Climate March on 28 and 29th of November. Many of the events already planned in Paris for the two weeks of COP21 are also going forward, including the Pathway to Paris concert with Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Flea and others. Organizers are also encouraging activists to still plan on coming to Paris for the final days of the conference to make sure people, not the polluters or politicians, have the final word.