Thursday, November 25, 2010

National Climate March - Agrofuel demo at DfT London



Agrofuel banner protest before National Climate March on Saturday, 4th December

WHERE:

Please join us outside Department for Transport, 76 Marsham St LONDON SW1P 4DR

10 mins walk from Victoria / St James's Park / Westminster tube stations

WHEN: 10:30am on 4th December

WHAT: The Protest Bike Ride, which precedes the main National Climate March, will stop outside the Department for Transport, where the destructive role of the UK government's mandatory biofuel blending rules will be highlighted. We will meet shortly before the cyclists arrive and they will then join us for a short 'protest stop'.

WHY:

Under UK legislation, 3.5% of all road transport fuel must come from biofuel blends. The biggest feedstocks are soya, from Argentina, and sugar cane from Brazil. Industrial agrofuel plantations are responsible for large-scale displacement of rural communities; harsh labour conditions; pesticide poisoning of people, wildlife, soils and water; and desertification and rapid deforestation, fuelling faster climate change. The Government wants to see twice as much biofuels burnt in cars by 2020, regardless of all the evidence of disastrous environmental, social and climate impacts.


HOW:

Once the cyclists leave, we will go to Hyde Park to join up with the National Climate March, with anti-agrofuel banners prominently on display.

PLEASE BRING:

Banners, placards costumes etc. …and waterproof clothing! And please tell friends and family about this

MORE INFORMATION:

www.campaigncc.org for details of the National Climate March and the protest bike ride

www.biofuelwatch.org.uk for more information about what is wrong with biofuels


Please circulate this widely through your networks

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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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