Peoples Climate March in November

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On the last weekend of November, will you help create the biggest climate march the world has ever seen?

As our world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, COP21, we will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in hundreds of major cities around the world.

By coming together we are demonstrating that our political leaders are out of step with the Australian community and the rest of the world.

We are marching because we want our leaders listen to our communities and help us build a brighter and fairer future for all.

We are marching because we want a just transition to 100% clean energy and an end to fossil fuels.

We are marching because from here on in, we’re all in.

» Peoples Climate March website:

» Peoples Climate March – Melbourne | Facebook event page

» Climate Action Network Australia:

On 28 September 2015, Nick Roberts from Environment Victoria wrote:

When 1.3 billion people move, the world takes notice.

Last Friday Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China, the world’s most populous country and biggest carbon emitter, will introduce a national emissions trading scheme in 2017.[1]

The news came just days after Pope Francis addressed the US White House and spoke of our moral obligation to take urgent action on climate change.[2] And last month President Obama himself announced landmark pollution standards that should close dozens of coal power stations in the US.

Global momentum to address climate change is building – so let’s seize on it! Please join us for Melbourne’s biggest-ever climate rally at 5:30pm on Friday 27 November at the State Library. RSVP here.

Meanwhile, Australia has a new Prime Minister and Cabinet, but we’re left wondering whether the federal Coalition can really change its spots on climate change.

Malcolm Turnbull needs to know that the Australian community is sick of their government supporting big polluters who create dangerous global warming, leading to hotter summers, longer droughts and more dangerous bushfires.

We have to raise the bar for what our government must do to reduce pollution, and we now have the perfect opportunity to do it – the upcoming UN climate talks held in Paris in November and December.

We’re seizing this moment to show the new Turnbull Government that the people can’t be ignored – we want serious action on climate change, right now.

Join the Melbourne People’s Climate March on 27 November – part of the largest mobilisation for the climate that the world has ever seen. Click here >>

This event will be big and diverse. More than 50 organisations are bringing their members along.

Working people will be there with their unions. Business people will be there. Health workers, Indigenous people and young people will be there. People of faith will be there.

Can you come along as well?

Yes, I’ll be there too!

Together, we will show our politicians ahead of the Paris UN meeting and the next election that they must make a choice. They can either protect our families, communities and environment from dangerous climate change, or they can protect the vested interests of a handful of big polluting energy companies.

Let’s keep up the momentum. Please RSVP to this massive, united show of support for action on climate change >>

See you in the crowd,

Nick Roberts

Campaigns Director at Environment Victoria




| A4 poster for download

– – – NEWSLETTER – – – 8 OCTOBER 2015 – – –

People’s Climate March Melbourne  Mobilising update #3

5.30pm Friday 27 November, State Library, cnr Swanston and Latrobe Sts, City

PRINTED MATERIALS: Tell us what you need…

Flyers and posters for the People’s Climate March are at the printers and will be distributed early next week! Posters will be A3 and A4, flyers will be DL size (1/3rd of A4).  How many do you need? We will get them to you! Submit your request here.

It won’t take more than a minute, and then your organisation will be all set to go, whether it be leafleting local events, street stalls, community noticeboards, libraries and neighbourhood houses, or asking local shopkeepers to display a poster in their window.

Simply order now, and we will get them to you as soon as they are ready. If you want to print your own, please find the print ready DLs and A4 posters attached.

What’s New

A huge welcome to all the new partners who have signed up to be part of the PCM, including PLAN International, Healesville Environment Watch Inc, Baw Baw Sustainability Network, Climate Warrior, Communities Combating Climate Crisis, LIVE, Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, RAW Energy, All Saints Anglican Church Mitcham, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Public Health Association of Australia, Melbourne Eritrean United Community, Communication Workers Union, Geelong Trades Hall, My Environment, Tree Preservation Australia, United Firefighters Union and the Future Business Council.

See the list and sign on at or view the list of Victorian partners in the attached PDF.

Key dates
Monday 19 October: Film screening of This Changes Everything at Hoyts Melbourne Central. Reserve your ticket here.   Check the full list of screenings.

Sunday 7 November. 9.30-12.30am. People’s Climate March partners meeting.  Venue t.b.a.  Final arrangements for the march, organising mass leafleting of public transport for the final week, thinking about 2106 after the March.

Sunday 14 November: Australia’s biggest ever door-knock day, two weeks before the marches. More info soon.
Friday 27 November: Melbourne People’s Climate March.


The new People’s Climate March website goes live on 13 October:

Victorian organising committee & hub coordinators
Victoria McKenzie-McHarg (Australian Conservation Foundation): Lead organisation
Jane Stabb (Environment Victoria): Community organising working group/ small conservation groups
Colin Long (National Tertiary Education Union): Unions working group
Sarah Rogan (Oxfam): Development sector working group
Corina Ritchie (SEED): Indigenous sector working group
Liv Metter  (AYCC): Youth and students working group
Grace Fitzgerald (Climate and Health Alliance): Health sector working group
Ben Courtice (VCAN): Grassroots working group
David Spratt (VCAN): Grassroots working group
Ben Parry (350): Community organising working group/Youth/students working group

Cath James (Uniting Church): Faith sector working group

Rally coordinator

Maggie Riddington (Australian Conservation Foundation)
9345 1212

0477 440 075

About the Author:

Mik Aidt is a Danish journalist, musician and climate action campaigner based in Australia