January 22, 2022 6:40 pm

Thousands call for ambitious commitments and climate justice

Thousands of young people, including the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, took over the city of Glasgow last Friday in the climate protest organized by Fridays For Future (“Friday for the future”, FFF for its acronym in English), and in its streets they roared against the “blah, blah, blah” and the “empty promises” of the Climate Summit (COP26).

Protesters in the Scottish city – 25,000 according to FFF and thousands according to police sources – gathered together and created a forest of cardboard banners. The march was led by representatives of the populations natives.

It passed through the center of the city escorted by a strong police force and developed without incident on its way to George Square, where a stage was set up in which various indigenous spokespersons and young people affected by the inequality caused by the climate crisis they exposed the impacts they already suffer.

Indigenous people and young people affected by the inequality caused by the climate crisis exposed the impacts they already suffer during the demonstrations

Although he had to wait several hours, Thunberg came on stage to the cheers of an angry crowd at the fact, in his opinion, that “the leaders deliberately continue with the exploitation of nature and people”, which “destroys the conditions of present and future life ”, said the activist.

According to EFE, the Swedish activist assured that “COP26 is a failure; it is obvious that climate summits have become public relations events ”, which in his opinion“ only serve to perpetuate the poverty and the inequality“While the elite” maintain their benefits. “

Regarding COP26, Thunberg stressed that “this is the least inclusive of how many there have been” and defined it as “a festival of ecoposturetas” in which “beautiful promises are announced”, but “behind the curtain they refuse to take any initiative of action climatic ”.

Despite the rain and wind, people from all over the world attended the Glasgow demonstrations. / COP26 Coallition

Global Action for Climate Justice

The brands coincided with the celebration of Global Day of Action for Climate Justice, during which more than 250 actions were developed worldwide to demand ambitious commitments from political leaders to prevent the global temperature from exceeding 1,5 ºC and solutions based on climate justice.

Despite the rain and wind, people from all over the world attended the Glasgow demonstrations, which included a march through the city and several rallies with high-level speakers.

Other demonstrations took place in all corners of the world. The purpose of these demonstrations, which have taken place before the negotiations at the highest level begin this week of the world climate conference, give people the opportunity to make their voices heard on what is happening at COP26.

During Saturday’s demonstrations, ambitious commitments and solutions based on climate justice were called for

Asad Rehman, spokesperson for the COP26 Coalition, said: “Thousands of people have taken to the streets today on all continents to demand that governments go from climate inaction to climate justice. We are not going to tolerate more lukewarm words and long-term goals, we want action to be taken now ”.

In his speech, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, climate envoy from the Marshall Islands to the United Nations, stressed: “We need the biggest emitters to be accountable. We need funding to implement the solutions that we have developed ourselves through our national adaptation plan. We contribute 0.00005% of world emissions; we have done nothing to contribute to this crisis, and we should not pay the consequences ”.

“We have to keep pressing for COP26 not to allow compensation or endanger human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples ”, added the activist.

The Global Day of Action for Climate Justice also marks the beginning of the Peoples Summit to be held from 7 to 10 November in Glasgow. A space for meeting, talks and workshops led by social movements from around the world: indigenous movements, unions, groups for racial justice, youth groups, agricultural workers, feminist movements and NGOs among others, to promote a change in the system.

Indigenous people and young people affected by the inequality caused by the climate crisis exposed the impacts they already suffer. / COP26 Coallition

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