Today people gathered in Park Lane opposite Hyde Park for the Climate Justice and Jobs March. We had some powerful voices representing our global society which feels threatened by climate change and lack of action. Politicians from Liberal Democrats, Labour and Green Party but none from our Conservative government who had been invited. We heard speakers from nations most affected especially Global South and in spite of the rain our spirits were lifted by standing in solidarity. It was good to see the thousands who had made the effort to be there and to see the children’s involvement too! The rain didn’t last long and the wind became strong from time to time. Much creativity went into some costumes, animal masks and banners. We enjoyed the carnival atmosphere with the drumming and the Nanas singing new and familiar anti-fracking songs!
It is time for people’s voices to be heard and our problems are all inter-related. Plans for a Citizens Summit and other events in Paris alongside #COP21 are going ahead.
I did some livestreaming on Bambuser/HilsView #ClimateMarch includes the speakers.