Global Vigils For Action On Climate Change

Dear friends,

Over 1450 events in 110 countries already!

Click here to join an event in Australia

Over the next two weeks, our leaders will negotiate the most important agreement of our time –- one that must stop a climate catastrophe.

Leaders are still desperately far from a real deal. For them to come together, the people need to first, like never before.

That’s why the weekend of Saturday December 12 will be one of the largest global climate actions in history. Thousands of towns and cities will light up with climate vigils with one united message — The World Wants a Real Deal!

In just a few days we have created over 1450 vigils in 110 countries! Click below to find if there’s a event near you, or why not host one — they’re dead easy to organise:

The events are simple, important, and enjoyable — just show up and light a candle. We will read short messages about why a real climate deal is so important, then take photos that will be immediately delivered to global media and world leaders. And don’t forget to bring friends and family along!

And here’s why they’re effective: we’ve proved that this works. We came together for both the Global Wake Up Call and 350 day of action earlier this year and both made huge impact in the press and prompted direct responses from world leaders.

If this moment doesn’t warrant huge global action, what does? And if we don’t call for a strong climate deal, who will?

The whole world, including 200 civil society organizations representing tens of millions of individuals, as well as many governments and virtually every climate expert and scientist, are coming together around what’s being called ‘the real deal’. It’s a simple 3 point deal: fair ambitious and binding. Its concrete benchmarks are our spin protection against politicians dressing up a bad deal as a heroic victory.

But to create global impact will require all of us across the world — and that includes Australia. Click below to find an event, or register one if there isn’t one nearby:

Hope to see you there,

Alice, Ricken, Ben, Iain, Sam, Paula, Milena, Paul, Luis, Lisa and the whole Avaaz team.

PS – If the links above aren’t working for you, go to to find a nearby event.

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