People's Climate March swells to global mobilisation for action

People's Climate March

Courtesy of: 350.org

Large marches and rallies in Delhi, Jakarta, London, Rio de Janeiro, and Berlin will ensure world leaders heading to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in September will be met with the largest mobilisation on climate change in history.

Coinciding with the People’s Climate March in New York City – which will see hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of the city –  the People’s Climate Mobilisation will provide a global call to action for governments around the world.

Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org said:

People from across the planet will be making sure that leaders gathered in New York know the demand for action comes from every corner. This is the first truly global problem, and it has spawned the first truly global movement.

The UN summit will be one of the last chances for world leaders to come together and spark international progress before it becomes too late to avoid catastrophic climate impacts.

Outside the conference, leaders will be met with hundreds of thousands of people in New York, and around the world, calling on them to commit to bold climate action at this historic moment, create a world with an economy that works for people and planet and protect the world from the ravages of climate change.

A web platform, launched today, will serve as the focal point for mobilisations planned globally on the 20-21 September and is an open platform where anyone, anywhere can register a local event.

Plans are currently in motion across six continents including marches in Turkey, France, Bulgaria, Guyana, Brazil, Burundi and many other countries.

Hoda Baraka, Global Communications Manager for 350.org said:

Climate change is the greatest challenge we’ve ever faced, but it’s also an incredible opportunity to create a more just and sustainable world. The People’s Climate Mobilisation is a chance to take a major step forward, making it crucial for people across regions to partake.

The People’s Climate Mobilisation and the Climate Summit in New York mark the beginning of a busy 18 months of crucial international negotiations.

Climate negotiators will head to Lima, Peru, in December 2014 to make progress towards a global climate deal.

Then, in September 2015 world leaders will meet back in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, the global post-2015 development agenda.

Three months later, the world will gather in Paris to try and sign a new international climate treaty.

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