Sola Roof will be at the center of the London event on 3rd December for the International Day of Climate Protest!

The London Demo is part of a global call to action:

"Help create a global wave of protest to push for the urgent action we need to prevent the catastrophic destablisation of global climate on the Saturday midway through the Montreal Climate Talks."

This day of protest is coordinated by the Campaign against Climate Change

We have been invited to provide a booth and demonstration of Sola Roof solutions that would be at the hub of the day's activities. This a follow through on the progress made because of the G8 protest that raised public awarness to a new level of concern. However continued action is needed to hold governments to be responsible for establishing policies to avert disaster through application of existing solutions and development of further ways and means for sustainable living 4 all. Here is recent news on progress and backsliding:


Ministers and climate negotiators from 22 nations arrived at the tiny west Greenland village of Ilulissat at the invitation of Denmark, in conjunction with the Greenland government.

Danish environment minister Connie Hedegaard said she wanted to create a forum where politicians could enjoy a genuine dialogue on climate.

During the usual UN climate negotiations, she said, the majority of agreements were reached between civil servants, and ministers arrived in time only to argue over the details of disputed text.

At a news conference after the meeting, she said the gathering had helped to build on momentum gained at the G8 Summit at Gleneagles, Scotland, in July.

At the summit, all leading nations agreed climate change was a serious problem that had to be tackled.

Scientific consensus

South African environment minister Marthinus Christoffel said a watershed had been crossed.

Greenland, AP Greenland could be badly affected by rising temperatures around the globe Until now developing countries had believed it was not in their interest to shift their economies to prioritise emissions reduction, he said.

Now his government accepted that playing a part to reduce the growth in emissions was in South Africa's own interest to shield its economy from the havoc that could be wreaked by climate change.

Together the ministers said they looked forward to December's meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Montreal, Canada, where they would map out future world climate policy.

Expressing confidence

All the ministers at the news conference expressed confidence that the Montreal meeting would improve the performance of the Clean Development Mechanism designed to provide cash for green technology in developing countries.

But there were two sour notes. Firstly, India's environment minister withdrew from the conference at the last minute.

Other delegates privately described India's position as a serious problem at climate talks because, unlike China, the country's ministers insisted on sticking rigidly to the original UN climate convention.

This stated that developing nations were not obliged to tackle emissions until developed nations had cut their pollution.

The second perceived let-down was the position of the US chief climate negotiator delegate, Harlan Watson.

Just weeks after President Bush put his signature to the Gleneagles declaration that climate change was a serious problem facing the world, Dr Watson told a Radio Greenland journalist that the US was still unconvinced by the consensus science on climate.

He later declined to be interviewed by BBC News.