Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Scotland's Climate March

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December world leaders will meet at a UN summit in Paris (COP21) to conclude negotiations for a new global deal to tackle climate change.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), a coalition of environment, faith and international development organisations, trade and student unions and community groups, is making sure that political leaders know there is strong public support for ambitious and binding commitments in Paris and are organising a march in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November 2015 starting 12 noon at The Meadows (near Middle Meadow Walk). 

Scotland’s Climate March: Show Your Colours of Climate, Justice and Jobs will be part of a global weekend of action and will ask people across Scotland to stand up for people, biodiversity and environments affected by rising global temperatures and demand that world leaders agree an ambitious deal. We’re hoping to have 5,000 people on the streets of Edinburgh showing their support and commitment.  

Last week, we launched the march and got good media coverage. As you can see, I was only too happy to get out my brightest clothes for the cause. 

We got great coverage in the press - this one is the Herald

How you can help?

If you go to any march about climate change this is the one to be at!  Please please please try and make it to this march and bring a friend, family member, potential date, friendly dog, love of your life, long lost friend or mortal enemy, but please come and share it and tell people about it! Wear your brightest colours as Scotland marches on this weekend of global action! 

SCCS are looking for stewards to help with the march. Stewards are essential to any march, keeping people safe. Volunteer stewards are also preferred over private-company stewards as they provide a friendly and happier atmosphere to the proceedings. Therefore if you would be happy and willing to help steward at the march, please get in touch with SCCS

Keep Scotland Beautiful is undertaking a consultation exercise to find out what the people of Scotland think about climate change and discussions taking place at COP21. The results from this consultation will be collated and submitted to the Scottish Government to inform the delegation of ministers and civil servants attending the negotiations. If you want to add your voice, please do so at the link. 

People in LONDON and PARIS - check out what's happening in your cities too and join in! 

Remember to use the hashtag: #scotclimatemarch 

Thanks for all your help and see you there! 

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