12 November 2008
The call to action is addressed to world leaders and demands urgent and resolute action to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of the global climate, by moving as rapidly as possible to a stronger emissions reductions treaty which is both equitable and effective in minimising dangerous climate change.
Noting that climate change will hit the poorest first and hardest, the call to action demands that long-industrialised countries take responsibility for climate change mitigation by immediately reducing their own emissions as well as investing in a clean energy revolution in the developing world.
Developed countries are also urged to take their fair share of the responsibility to pay for the adaptive measures that have to be taken, especially by low-emitting countries with limited economic resources.
As part of the lead-up to the Global day of Action the annual Walk Against Warming is taking place in a number of Australian cities this weekend.