Mass protests held against climate change
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – MORE than 600 000 concerned citizens around the world have marched across major cities in an effort to save the planet earth from environmental dangers of climate change caused by industrialised nations.
In a march organised by Avaaz, about 675 000 protesters marched across London, New York, Berlin, Bogota, Paris, Delhi and Melbourne to send strong message to the world’s most powerful nations about the urgent need to have 100 percent clean energy.
The protest marches were described as the largest mobilisation on climate change in history.
Avaaz, is preparing one of the biggest protests for March next year, when countries have pledged to make their national commitments on climatic change.
“But every few months until Paris we’ll come together globally again and again, bigger and bigger, to beat a drum for change, for 100% clean energy, that our leaders can only follow. The movement we’ve been waiting for has begun,” reads an Avaaz statement.
Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision – making everywhere.
Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.
– CAJ News
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