Action during the supervisory board of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille

On November 25, we recalled to the supervisory board of the Grand Maritime Port of Marseille the aberration that are the cruises, with Extinction Rebellion Marseille and Anv-Cop21 Marseille.

At 10:40 am, our activists went up on the roof and deployed banners under the eyes of the members of the supervisory board, a decision-making body of the port, to make their voices heard and those of scientists.

This action followed the letter sent at the end of September by the collective, asking the port to put on the agenda for cruising to Marseille and the support of this judgment on the agenda by promoting the creation of new sustainable port sectors.

We had not had an answer but on the roof, we were able to give this letter in hand specific to the address of the two new members of the freshly named council, gentlemen Castaner and Richard, joining that day the great sea port of Marseille.

On our banners, it was written why we ask for this judgment: “For the sea, for air, for the living, for the climate and for social and fiscal justice” that the cruise industry jeopardizes.

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We have also denounced by a collage that the decisions currently taken by the port of Marseille are “not up to” ecological issues and endanger the population and the living. In addition, under the window window, we extended a banner to ask them to make the necessary change to meet the current climate challenge: “Storm notice, on -board virtons”.

We deplore that the Grand Maritime Port of Marseille is not based on any scientific council to make its decisions and planes interviewed Wolfgang Cramer, research director at the CNRS and co-author of the IPCC report. We then read its words about cruises: “The solutions currently proposed by the shipowners, such as the replacement of fuel oil with liquefied natural gas, do not respond to the need to drastically reduce emissions. Replacing a fossil energy with another fossil energy is not a solution to the problem of the climate. ”

Faced with the incompatibility of this model with the crises we know (climate, energetic, sanitary …), we ask that the cruise stop being thought of now so as not to be suffered tomorrow. We share the concern of port workers as to the endangerment of their jobs. This is why we insist on the importance of planning the retraining of the cruise industry industry now so as not to add workers to the long list of people already impacted by blindness and greed of greed This polluting industry.