From Melbourne to Lagos and Rio de Janeiro, this Sunday sees the world’s biggest mobilization of people who want action on climate change.
Ban Ki-moon will be joining the march in New York, and there’s a march of scientists planned there too, but there are over 2,000 events planned in 150 countries. In Papua New Guinea, students from a primary school will march to a nearby lighthouse which has recently become semi-submerged due to rising sea levels. After the Climate March in Melbourne, a group will walk 700 km along the eastern seaboard to Australia’s Parliament in Canberra. As part of a range of actions planned around the London march, a ‘Fossil Free Bloc’ will chase carbon bubbles through the streets. In Berlin, a silent stream of cyclists and march for children will converge on the Brandenburg gate. Thousands are expected to march on the beaches of Ipanema, Rio, while images have been broadcast on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in the week building up to the event.
The Road to Paris wants to create a global portrait of the people taking action this weekend. Help us compile a Humans of New York style showcase of human stories about positive climate action around the world.
If you’re attending one of the marches or solidarity actions, take a photo of them and the most interesting and positive story/quote you get while talking to each person and post on your social media account (Instagram, Twitter etc) with the tag #peopleofclimate #PCM.
We will be following these hashtags and posting the best stories on the Road to Paris platform on Monday. Remember, like Humans of New York, keep the stories/quotes short, sweet and actionable.
Thanks for helping us showcase the huge diversity of possible climate actions and people keen to make a difference.