Members of the Kiama Greens asked Jenny Leong, John Kaye, Scott Ludlum, Mehreen Farugi, and Lindsay Shurey to stand with them under a banner the UN Climate Change Summit rally in Bicentennial Park, Glebe,
Thousands of Sydney residents joined many more around the world today in what is hoped will be the biggest climate change rally ever.
The local event was in Bicentennial Park Glebe.
The UN Climate Change Summit itself starts on the 23rd of September in New York.
“On September 21 2014, world leaders will be touching down in New York City for the UN’s emergency summit on climate change. As they arrive, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets globally, calling on our leaders to use this summit to commit to bold climate action.” (Peoples Climate Mobilisation)
Sydney’s People’s Climate Mobilisation rally is on Sunday, September 21, 12:00 PM Bicentennial Park, Glebe, Sydney, 2037, Australia.
Marshall Islands poet 26-year-old Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is also a co-founder of an environmental NGO, a teacher, a journalist and spoken-word artist. She has been selected to address the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Summit.
For more information on the Sydney event go to: http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate/7698
There will be similar events in cities and regional towns across Australia. To register an event or RSVP to attend, click here: http://peoplesclimate.org/australia/
“Confused ideology” was left behind at Randwick Council last night with the rejection of a final rescission motion against the signing of the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSLER) development agreement.
Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey said after the meeting that Council can now focus on protecting High Cross Park.
“Council now needs to get on with the job of pressing the State Government to amend the CSELR approval to stop High Cross Park from being degraded by the light rail interchange. “
She elaborated how the signing of the agreement was a key step in the “Fair Go For Kingsford, Fair Go for Randwick” campaign to save the Park.
“The development agreement is now in play giving Council the tool to mount a pressure campaign on the Minister to amend the June CSELR approval and remove the interchange from the park. The task now before all those who love High Cross Park is to get behind the resolution to my motion to set up a working group to scope out alternative sites for the interchange. Anti-light rail activists should now stop trying to impede the Council in this task.”
Greens Councillor Murray Matson stated that as a member of the working group he would be urging the Mayor to convene it as quickly as possible “so it can cut through the confused ideology that is obscuring what we should be doing to save the Park”.
The Greens are calling on all Councillors, residents and stake holders to unite behind the rescue plan. He said:
“I look forward to working with everyone including the doctors and allied health workers of High Street to find an alternative site. Labor has consistently said there is no hurry in this task but they are quite wrong. The chance to save the park will slip away if we do not move quickly.”