Bali: Social movements gather against global warming

Media Advisory

(Denpasar, 5 December 2007)


A large coalition of social movements and non governmental organisations from around the world are gathering in Bali to co-organise the « Solidarity Village for a Cool Planet » during the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The Solidarity Village for a Cool Planet will be a space for debates, peoples assemblies, conferences, self organised workshops and  cultural events where Global warming and its solutions will be discussed from a people’s perspective.

Most of the activities will take place from December 7 to 10 in Kampung CSO, BTDC, at the Bali Collection Shopping Complex, Nusa Dua. A media room is available at the venue.

The programme (detailed programme attached)
7 December
9am-12am: Opening Ceremony and Conference on the Impact of Neoliberalism on nature and people.
7 Dec, 1pm-6pm: Workshops : Climate change and Sustainable agriculture, Agrofuel, Peasant’s rights…

8 December
* 9am-12am : Indonesian People’s Forum
* 9am-12am : Conference on Trade and Climate Change
* 1pm-6pm: Workshops: Industrialisation and global warming, carbon trading, International Financial Institutions…

9 December
* 9am-12am: Tribunal for Climate Justice
* 10am-12am: Workshops: Gender and climate change, Voices of the communities…
* 1am-3pm: Field visit to Jati Luwih Village, Tabanan, Bali

10 December
* 9am-12am: International Tribunal against TNCs
* 1pm-3pm: Panel discussion on trade and climate
* 4pm-6pm: Plenary and the final declaration

The organisers
The « Solidarity Village » is organised by a calition of Indonesian organisations called  The Indonesian People’s Movement Against Neo-colonialism and Imperialism (GERAK LAWAN in Bahasa Indonesia) composed by the Indonesian Federation of Peasant’s Union/ FSPI, Indonesian Human Rights Commitee for Social Justice/ IHCS, KAU, LS ADI, Federation of Trade Union Jakarta/ FSBJ, KAM LAKSI, Indonesian Youth Front Struggle/ FPPI, KMAI, SHI, Women Solidarity/ SP, WALHI, Institute for Global Justice/ IGJ.

It is co-organised by the following international movements: La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), Migrant Forum in Asia, ATTAC Japan, Stop the New Round Coalition, Philippines, Kilusang Mangingisda (Fisherfolk Movement-Philippines), Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Globalization Monitor, Hong Kong, Transnational Institute, FTA Watch Thailand, SBMI

Media Contacts
Dani Setiawan (+628129671744) and Tejo Pramono (+6281586699975), in Bahasa Indonesia.

Isabelle Delforge (+62 81513224565), e-mail:, in English

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