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    Activists plan demonstration against carbon trading

    While science meets politics at the Beyond Kyoto conference in Århus, environmental activists plan to demonstrate against one of the key points of discussion: Carbon trading.

    Eleven days after the Beyond Kyoto conference, a Danish network of climate activists, ClimaX, will demonstrate against carbon trading in Copenhagen.

    The event will take place on March 17, when the carbon trade consultancy Point Carbon will host Carbon Market Insights 2009  for the sixth consecutive year.

    ClimaX considers carbon trading a way of “privatizing the atmosphere” by selling the right to destroy the environment with CO2 emissions. The network calls it a “fake solution” to the climate change problem.

    People have been invited to join the demonstration through the virtual social network Facebook. So far 99 people have confirmed they will participate, while 136 “might” attend.

    ClimaX also plans to protest when the COP 15 climate conference takes place in Copenhagen this December.

    “We are going to make that summit one the leaders will never forget. We are going to raise our voices in ways they cannot escape. We are going to tell them that we are not going to accept them playing Russian Roulette with our climate anymore,” says the organization’s official website, www.klimax2009.org.

    By Robin Saga

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