Today in Paris, civil society organized a collective action urging Ministers to agree on an ambitious and binding climate deal for people and the planet. The global trade union movement including ITUC and UNI Global Union as well as NGOs such as Greenpeace, WWF, Friends of the Earth all joined the collective action as united front to ask for climate justice now and urging political leaders to make further progress in the climate negotiations. This peaceful action was organized with the authorization of the UN Security services in a climate of very high tension after the Paris attacks, showing that public mobilization was still possible. More than 600 people took part in this action which attracted a lot of media attention.
Ministers now have 24 hours to lift their games and agree on a more ambitious and fair deal.