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As hurricanes displace thousands of people in developing countries, and corporations like Chevron continue to threaten the livelihoods of poor communities even within our own borders, Global Exchange and allies are working hard to broaden the issue of climate change beyond the science of melting glaciers and endangered species to include critical global justice issues like environmental injustice, poverty, labor discrimination, public health and corporate greed.

Through our Chevron program, our Campaign for Climate Equity, our membership in the West Coast Mobilization for Climate Justice and our work with the Energy Action Coalition, we're taking action to help build the movement for climate justice, generate "street heat" and force strong political action to prevent life-threatening climate impacts.

There are two exciting opportunities for you to take action that we want to make sure you hear about:  the International Day of Climate Action on October 24th, and our Reality Tour to Copenhagen during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change this December.

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International Day of Climate Action
Wherever you may be, please join us this Saturday, October 24th to take a stand for climate justice and a safe climate future.  Thousands of people around the world are organizing actions on October 24 to raise awareness about the need to address climate change. There are already over 3,500 actions planned! (in over 160 countries) calling for a fair global climate treaty that lowers carbon dioxide levels below 350 parts per million - the safe upper limit in our atmosphere.

Copenhagen: United Nations Conference on Climate Change
December 7-18, 2009, at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, delegations from at least 189 countries will meet in Copenhagen to decide what to do about climate change. Particular attention is on the United States delegation, as the Bush Administration withdrew the US' initial participation in the Kyoto Protocol, making the US the only developed country in the world not internationally regulated, despite its 25% contribution to the world's carbon emissions.

We're sending a delegation to Copenhagen to push for climate justice and Global Exchange Reality Tours is offering the exciting opportunity for you to join us during this historic event. You'll be able to join Global Exchange as we participate in the People's Climate Summit - Klimaforum 09 - civil society's alternative climate conference in Copenhagen, where you will room and participate with other climate activists and experts on the negotiations.

Thank you, as always, for your work on behalf of peace and justice.
Global Exchange

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