People’s Climate March POS 2014
The Trinidad People’s Climate March was held on Sunday 21st September 2014 at Wildflower Park and the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Our local event here in T&T was 1 of 2,646 solidarity events taking place in 162 countries around the world that weekend. The Trinidad event which was organised in literally 2 weeks was a success with over 150 people coming out and taking part in the largest global climate march in history! Click here to see some photos from the event.
The main event organised by 350.org was held in New York and had over 400,000 participants including actor Leonardo Di Caprio. Di Caprio also spoke at the UN Climate Change Summit on September 23rd urging world leaders to place serious emphasis on dealing with climate change. Many world leaders also attended and spoke about their intentions towards dealing with climate change including Barack Obama.
The Global People’s Climate March was an important milestone event where people all over the world stood unified in support of bringing balance to our changing climate and protecting our earth for future generations and sending this message to world leaders. In some ways this is just the beginning of something great as there is much still to be done leading up to the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris where key agreements must be made.
Next year world leaders will come together once again for The United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held at the Le Bourget site in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.
Following the Trinidad People’s Climate March, IAMovement’s Jonathan Barcant was interviewed by Janine Mendes-Franco of Global Voices. Global Voices curates, verifies and translates trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries. The interview is separated into 2 parts. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview.
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