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January 8, 2010
4:13 PM

CONTACT: Climate SOS /

Brian Tokar, (802) 595-9677, 
Lacy MacAuley, (202) 445-4692, or  

Call to Action: Nonviolent Resistance to Carbon Trading

Next Wave Begins: Confronting The Source of Copenhagen's Failure

Activists call for climate justice outside Carbon Trading Summit, warn that carbon trading will fail to stop climate change

NEW YORK, NY - January 8 - Climate justice activists will converge outside the 2nd Annual Carbon Trading Summit on January 12-13 to oppose market-based trading of greenhouse gas emissions credits and call for real solutions to the climate crisis. Renowned climate scientist James Hansen will speak at a press event Tuesday just outside the summit to share his opposition to carbon trading schemes. On Sunday 1/10, a panel of climate justice experts including Michael Dorsey, who served as environmental policy advisor for President Obama’s presidential campaign, will address carbon trading and a briefing report-back on Copenhagen at an event open to supporters, the press, and the public.

** Panel discussion "Selling the Sky: Carbon Trading and the Failure of Copenhagen”
Speakers: Dr. Michael Dorsey, Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College; Joan Yang, Deputy Ambassador from Palau (tentative); Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WEACT); and Brian Tokar, Institute for Social Ecology.
When: Sunday, Jan 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Unity Hall, 235 W 23rd St, between 7th and 8th Ave 

** Presentation by journalist and climate activist Tina Gerhardt: "From COP 15 to Climate Justice Movement"
When: Monday, Jan 11, 7 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St (between Houston & Delancey St)

** Press Event with JAMES HANSEN, renowned climate scientist. 
Also featuring Charles Komanoff, Carbon Tax Center; Father Paul Mayer, Climate Crisis Coalition, representing concerned members of the interfaith religious community.
When: Tuesday, Jan 12, noon
Where: Irish Hunger Memorial Park, Vesey St, 2 blocks west of West St 

** Rally and protest action outside of the 2nd Annual Carbon Trading Summit (Embassy Suites Hotel) 
When: Wednesday, Jan 13, noon
Where: Irish Hunger Memorial Park, Vesey St, 2 blocks west of West St

Climate SOS, Beyond Talk (Climate Pledge of Resistance), Institute for Social Ecology, The Change You Want to See Gallery and others are gathering allies to protest the Carbon Trading Summit. To join this effort and take a stand for climate justice, for real solutions, and for the future of our planet, please contact, or visit us on Facebook.


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