UN emergency climate summit next week
Friends of the Earth Malta will be joining millions of people around the world in a bid to raise awareness and disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes and actions starting on Friday 20th September, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit.
Young people have been leading the fight against the climate crisis – striking from school to demand the government takes urgent climate action. Now they’re calling on the adults to join them. We’re living in a climate emergency and the window to act is closing fast. Communities across the world are already feeling the most devastating impacts, even though they’ve contributed the least to the crisis.
We need to act now. But our government is continuing taking business as usual decisions – from expanding our roads and airport terminal to creating more built up areas and reducing our agricultural land, which will in turn prevent us from mitigating the impeding impacts of climate change.
It’s time to stand with young people and demand emergency action on climate breakdown. You can support the Global Climate Strike by:
#1 – Creating a decentralised action at work, at school or with friends. This can be easily done by gathering a group of people together, deciding on a fun thing to do (make a human banner, create a slogan banner, draw a mural), snapping a photo and posting it on social media with a message using #ActNowMalta. 1
#2 Join the Climate Strike with a cool climate banner. This will take place at the Triton Fountain on the 20th of Sept at 17:30 2
#3 Go car-free as a political act. In Malta, the largest cause of CO2 equivalent of emissions is caused by transport and all those private cars! Let’s show that we do not want our roads widened. One can commute by bus, cycle or carpool during the Climate Action Week. Take a photo of the journey and post using #ActNowMalta
#4 Food production is a massive contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. One can go for a simplified plant-based, climate-adapted diet. It’s a great opportunity to try out those great local and seasonal vegetarian recipes everyone has been dying to try!3 Be a climivore and host friends over to a climate-change dinner over the weekend. Don’t forget to post photos #ActNowMalta
Friends of the Earth Malta has also produced a list of demands from decision makers with regards to the climate crisis4
We need strong leadership on climate change. Too many politicians are happy to speak about the issue, but their promises have often turned out to be just hot air. Together, we will sound the alarm and show our politicians that business as usual is no longer an option. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.
1 More info and instructions can be found here: https://foemalta.org/event/climate2019/