Join Thursday's Climate Justice Fast
As the climate talks in Copenhagen reach their climax, the time has come to add a new element to the political pressure and intellectual arguments: Moral force. Leaders arriving in Copenhagen now face a decision about whether to do what is right.|
Thousands of young people in Copenhagen will be fasting on Thursday--inspired by three who have fasted, under appropriate medical supervision, for 42 days. By joining the fast, and communicating its message to politicians and our communities, we can send a signal that we as humanity are united across borders, and ready for change--rising above short-sighted interests for a fair and just world for all.
We will fast voluntarily, for one day on Thursday, in solidarity with the millions who have and could lose their lives to preventable and involuntary hunger, disease and conflict resulting from climate change. We call on world leaders for a real climate deal now.
Pledge to join the fast!
When considering a fast, please be mindful of your health. If you are pregnant, living with a serious illness, or have any concerns, please consult your doctor before going without food. See this page for more medical information.
Many notable leaders in the climate justice movements, including author and activist Vandana Shiva, Former Prime Minister of Ireland Mary Robinson, Head of the UN World Food Programme Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo, and President of the Maldives Mohammed Nasheed will also be joining in this fast and moral call. Click here to see the list of participating leaders.