Organisers expect record numbers of people will march through central Sydney tomorrow calling for meaningful action from government to prevent catastrophic climate change at Walk Against Warming.
Held on the International Day of Climate Action mid-way through the Copenhagen Climate Summit, the world’s attention will be on Sydney as one of the first cities where the community will have its say on how negotiations are progressing and send a clear message of support for an effective global climate framework.
“The community is tired of government leaders gambling with our climate for the sake of political expediency,” Rachel Mimmo, event organiser and Team Leader of Sustainability Projects at the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, said today.
“On Saturday people from all walks of life will make it clear to governments that when it comes to a safe climate for our children’s future, half-measures are unacceptable.
“Our generation must harness its talent, innovation and resources to overcome the climate crisis, one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime. And we need government and industry to join us in reducing greenhouse pollution to the levels the science is telling us is necessary.
“We need as many people as possible marching out on the streets to make sure our leaders take notice and commit to strong climate action,” Ms Mimmo said.