EnglishClimate Justice March in Seoul on September 24, 2022

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On September 24, in Seoul, South Korea, grassroots activists will gather and march to demand climate justice. In the wake of the growing impact of the climate crises, climate justice movements have taken place around the world. The first large public gathering for climate justice in Korea was held two years ago when more than 5,000 people marched shoulder to shoulder.

For the past two years, however, public gatherings have been discouraged due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, governments and corporations have propagated greenwashing slogans of green growth and net zero emissions.

Reflecting Koreans’ growing public awareness of carbon inequality and climate injustice, the movement calling for climate justice has been a vocal critic of the government and corporations as it created broad solidarity with other grassroots movements representing the underrepresented groups - workers, immigrants, poor, victims of injustice, etc. - in an effort to be more inclusive. At least 20,000 people are expected to join the upcoming Climate Justice March on September 24. The march will provide a positive momentum for the climate justice movement to reach a larger public.

For people in Korea :

- This march offers a safe and free participatory space. It is open to all including those whose first language is not Korean. We encourage people to bring their own signs and demands. Participants can also bring instruments and objects that can make a loud noise during the march.

- Place of meeting: Gwanghwamun area, Seoul (near City Hall Station (line 1) or Gwanghwamun Station (line 5). You will find us if you walk toward speaker sounds.

- Time: Pre-march event (12pm), rally (3pm), and march (4pm for 2 hrs)

- Info: https://action4climatejustice.kr

- Contact : action4climatejustice@gmail.com

For people in East Asia: 

- We invite people in the East Asian countries to join the climate justice march from where they are on September 24th or during the last week of September. Let us come together through varying ways - i.e. press conferences, picketing, and marching - to raise awareness and create a pan-East Asian solidarity for climate justice.

- We request messages of solidarity - in forms of text message, video message, etc. - for the Climate Justice March to be held on September 24th in Korea. We will share your messages with the Korean civil society. We believe that your messages of commitment to climate justice will inspire the future climate justice movements in East Asia.

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