Rise Up for Climate Justice!

We have no more time to waste! The international climate negotiations (COP26) start next week, and we want to be clear that if they don’t take the actions required to keep temperature rise to 1.5, then we will.

Because of Covid-19,we’ve moved online and local. We’re teaming up from across Aotearoa to hold four days of webinars and local actions with other concerned people from across the motu.

The 5th of November is the day colonial troops invaded Parihaka after 22 years of bloody war across the country for land and resources. A war which has never ended and links directly to ruling class oppression, white supremacy, extractivism and now global warming. The 6th of November is a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

Our demands:

  • End extraction of fossil fuels
  • Ban industrial fertiliser & PKE 
  • End dairy exports
  • No false solutions 

See here for more info about the demands and petitions that support them.

What’s Happening?


  • Colour your hand red and take a photo holding a leaf as your wero (challenge) or if you are culturally trained, film yourself, whanau or friends doing a traditional wero to big climate polluters, then share it on social media with the 4 demands: 
  • End extraction of fossil fuels
  • Ban industrial fertiliser & PKE
  • End dairy exports
  • No false solutions

and add link to https://riseupforclimate.nz/our-demands/ so people can learn more about why. 

Remember Parihaka: colonialism, dairy and climate change
Wednesday 3rd November 7.30-9pm webinar An important kōrero to understand the history, contemporary situation and the solutions we have right now with Dr Ruakere Hond and Emily Tuhi-Ao Bailey from Parihaka. 

Why Bother? Direct action and the climate movement
Thursday 4th November 7.30-9pm webinar
Join climate activists as we discuss the role of direct action in the movement for climate justice, past and present. Speakers include Rosemary Penwarden, long time climate activist from Ōtepoti and Nate Rew, a Papua New Guinean and Pākehā student, academic, and activist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Watch the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseUpForClimateJusticeAotearoa/videos/1298555273925792

Take action locally and online 5-6 November

Use your social media & hashtags to disrupt Fonterra’s corporate messaging “Doing Good Together” (#GoodTogether) by exposing how fraudulent that messaging is alongside images of mudfarming, synthetic fertiliser, river pollution, deforestation, animal welfare, etc. You can use social media to send a message to Fonterra about how you feel about them destroying our climate, water and land. Make sure you tag in #GoodTogether and #RiseUpForClimateJustice

Contact Fonterra directly to tell them how good it would be to move away from industrial dairy. See here for more ideas and get creative!

Join local actions or create your own
Check out this great resource to help your local group organise a local action for the 5th and 6th – and in the future. It could be as simple as chalking a message or taking a photo with a sign to show your solidarity – or more! See here for posters and other resources to print. Remember to share on the Rise Up for Climate Justice page, Event or Instagram #RiseUpForClimateJustice

Pōneke/ Wellington
Remember Parihaka – Rise Up for Climate Justice Action on 5 November
Meet at 9am Friday 5th at Loaves and Fishes Hall at Wellington Cathedral for  a short training in non-violence, as well as a briefing for the action. From there, we will move to various climate polluter targets in defence of the climate!

South Taranaki
Rise Up for Climate Justice Action 6 November
Join us in taking direct action against major climate polluter Fontera to demand that they and the Government make urgent, just transformation to get to carbon zero by 2030. Meet 10am to 3pm at the big cow, 11 Whareroa Road, Te Hāwera. Bring a mask, placard, packed lunch, spade and native tree to plant, music, chalk, and be prepared for all weather. Family friendly event.

Keep up to date here as more events are added

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