This weekend has been critical in terms of getting world leaders to take notice that people want real action on climate change. The COP21 climate talks are starting tomorrow in Paris, and negotiations will be under way, to set emission reduction targets etc. Its been especially important for marches in cities across the world due to the cancellation of the main climate march in Paris – and it’s been debated whether or not leaders took advantage of the recent terrorist attacks in order to suppress the climate activism.
Anyhow yesterday was the Leicester Climate March, organised by Friends of the Earth. As a society [the Environmental Action Society] we’ve been advertising and preparing for this for ages so it was a big day for us as well as for the cause. Around 400 people turned up, a mix of children, families, elderly people and a few other students, like us but from DMU. It was very cold weather but that couldn’t stop us! As promised, here are my photos from the day!
It was a great day, I just hope world leaders take notice! Images of marches across the world will be screened at the climate talks so no one can turn a blind eye. I hope you enjoyed reading!