Act Now! 2009

2 January 2010

Taking action for climate justice in the lead up to the Copenhagen climate talks 2009

In 2009, Young Friends of the Earth Europe ran a six-month project called 'Act Now'. We brought together 45 young activists from across Europe to take part in a series of training events and actions, leading up to the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark 2009.

A blog, documenting the journey that we took with Act Now! was made, as well as a photo gallery where you can see what Young Friends of the Earth Europe got up to.

Here is a selection of photographs from the Act Now! project

The Act Now team outside the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany, where an intersessional meeting of the UNFCCC took place in June. This is where the Act Now project kicked off!

A Young Friends of the Earth Europe action outside the June 2009 UNFCCC intersessional meeting, putting world leaders in detention for failing to take action for climate change

Malmo, Sweden, October 2009. One of four Act Now! conferences that took place in parallel, bringing a total of 200 young climate activists together

In the lead up to the climate talks in December, Young Friends of the Earth groups ran 'teaser' actions for 'the Flood for Climate Justice' later in the year. Here's one with Young Friends of the Earth Norway in Oslo, September 2009, calling for 40% emissions cuts without offsetting.

Chalking the streets of Copenhagen, to promote the 'Flood for Climate Justice' action

Young Friends of the Earth Europe activists meet UNFCCC chair Ivo do Boer

Young Friends of the Earth Europe on the morning plenary panel of the Klimafirum 2009