More than 15,000 people have taken to the streets of numerous Spanish cities today to ask for a commitment from world leaders to stop climate change at the Climate Summit that begins tomorrow in Paris. It is the largest movement in the country to defend the climate.
In Madrid, summoned by the Alianza por el Clima, a platform of which Ecologistas en Acción is part, more than 15,000 people have gathered, who have marched between Cibeles and Puerta del Sol, where they have been received by the school dancers swing Big South before actress and director Icíar Bollaín read a manifesto. Similar events have taken place this weekend in other cities such as Barcelona, Bilbao, Murcia, Pamplona, Seville, Valladolid, Las Palmas or Zaragoza.
The mobilization began yesterday in the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia ... countries in which massive marches have taken place that have managed to gather hundreds of thousands of people.
On the eve of the start of the 21st climate summit in Paris, the public wanted to show governments around the world the need to reach a fair, ambitious and binding agreement that avoids the worst consequences of climate change.
All these events, marches and citizen actions are held with a single objective: to demand from world leaders a fair, ambitious and binding agreement that avoids the worst consequences of climate change and accelerates the transition towards a 100% renewable energy model by 2050.
The convening organizations and citizens agree that the fight against climate change will also be the fight against inequality and poverty, in favor of decent employment and for the defense of human rights and peace.
More information: Javier Andaluz, responsible for Climate Change at Ecologistas en Acción, 645 518 104
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