A huge day of rallies, marches and direct action will be taking place in Glasgow, London and all across the UK on Saturday 6 November. Protests are also already confirmed in over 28 countries across the world on the same day.
World leaders and experts will be meeting in Glasgow at the global climate talks, COP26 (Conference Of Parties) and the decisions made at the conference will shape how governments respond to the climate crisis.
So far, governments have done too little too late. Global problems need global solutions.
“Now is the time to act – our governments, local councils, press and big business are failing us and the future of all life on earth is on the table, we have to play our cards right now to ensure any kind of future for generations to come,” said Revd Br Alasdair Kay, Christian Climate Action.
COP26 Coalition – Dorset Hub is part of a national coalition formed to challenge the priorities of governments whose actions are destroying the environment. It seeks to mobilise as wide as possible to demand climate action and justice. It is planning a rally and march in Weymouth to coincide with The Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on Saturday 6 November meeting at Weymouth Pavilion at 12pm for speeches before marching at 1pm.
Local coalition members include environment and development NGOs, trade unions, grassroots community campaigns, faith groups, youth groups, migrant and racial justice networks.
The Dorset COP 26 Coalition is currently supported by many groups and if you would like yours to be listed under the COP26 Coalition Dorset Hub and be represented at the rally on Saturday 6 November in Weymouth as part of the Global Day of Action in the lead-up to COP please let the COP26 Coalition Dorset Hub know by emailing – email@example.com
“Climate justice is social and racial justice – the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect people from lower economic backgrounds and people of colour worse – we have to come together to fight for justice,” said Phil Marfleet, Stand Up to Racism Dorset.
Data from a survey earlier this year highlighted that over 80% of UK residents had some concern about climate change. In Weymouth climate change will have devastating effects on lowlands that will be hit by flooding. With a predicted sea level rise and more intense weather events, the problems facing Weymouth will increase significantly and it is reported that some areas could be underwater by 2050.
Climate activist, Andy Smith, said, “Surveys tell us the public are concerned. We often hear that people feel hopeless and don’t know what they can do to fight climate change – but nothing is going to change unless people unite and express their disdain at the lack of action coming from our governments and big business. The easiest way to do that is through people power – we urge anyone with a concern to join us on the streets on Saturday 6 November.”
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