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Alternative Summit of the COP 20 launches full activities program

People's Summit, December 2, 2014.- A full program of self-organized activities promoted by civil society organizations from different continents will be held in the People's Summit on Climate Change, from 8 to 11 of December in Lima, Peru.

The main venue of the Summit will be the Exposition Park (Parque de la Exposición), which features a large conference room and five rooms equipped for side events.

Also, there will be a photo exhibition on the esplanade and the Hall of Biodiversity will be presented. Due to the large number of activities, many will take place in ten other auditoriums near the park, as the Sindicato Telefónico, Alianza Francesa and the Federación Nacional de Trabajadores de la Universidad del Perú (Fentup), among others.

Participating organizations and networks

Among international networks that will participate in the Alternative Summit are the Articulación Regional Amazónica (ARA), la Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC), affiliated to Via Campesina International and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.

Also, the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice, Friends of the Earth International, the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, 21 Climate Coalition and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PAC JA), among others.

On Monday 8 the Grand Conference Room will host an event organized by the Unity Pact of Indigenous Organizations of Peru, where the topic discussed will be: "Territory, Climate Change and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples".

The opening of the People's Summit will be also held on Monday 8 from 5 p.m. in the amphitheater of the park, where a special cultural and artistic program will take place.

The Mayor of Lima, Susana Villarán, will be responsible for officially opening the Alternative Summit.

The Peoples March in Defense of Mother Earth will start at 11 am on Wednesday, December 10, from Campo de Marte, with the motto: "System Change, Not Climate Change." The mobilization will end in a massive act in San Martín Plaza.

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