Climate Change Protests worldwide call for Bold Agreement at Paris summit
Leaders from around the world have arrived in Paris for historic United Nations climate talks. People worldwide want world leaders to take bold decisions to tackle climate change. From Melbourne to Mexico City, thousands of people joined the global climate march this weekend to press international delegates to make bold agreement at the summit.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which kicks off Monday, will be attended by more than 150 international leaders. Earlier, climate change protests were supposed to be held in Paris, but terrorist attacks a few days ago that took lives of more than 120 people forced French police to ban protests.
The ban on large protests in Paris was enforced on Sunday. The police used tear gas to stop people from protesting at the Place de la Republique. They also detained over 100 individuals on Sunday.
Protesters could not gather in Paris, but over 2,400 events took place around the world this weekend where gatherers urged world leaders to make a strong agreement to cut carbon emissions. Protesters were asking international negotiators not to leave Paris without a bold international agreement.
Hundreds of people gathered by the White House and marched along the Mall. They had signs that read, ‘Keep it in the ground’, ‘Preserve our home’ and ‘Don’t nuke the climate’. The message was clear that people are serious about climate change, and world leaders have to take bold measure in summit that will be concluded on December 11.
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