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How Activists in Paris Organized in Their Own Space – the Climate Action Zone

GUEST: Alexis Rowell, an organizer with Coalition Climat 21, and author of ‘Communities, Councils and a Low-Carbon Future: what we can do if governments won’t.

In the second week of the COP21 climate talks, dozens of prominent climate justice non-profit groups organized a large convergence area in a historic space traditionally used by artists. CentQuatre, in a working-class neighborhood near the River Seine, hosted a series of daily meetings, workshops, film screenings, talks, and civil disobedience training sessions for thousands of people filing through. The space was dubbed the Zone D’Action Climat, or Climate Action Zone.

Watch a video of Sonali’s report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsFGnUvacjM.