Climate campaigners prepare to rally in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Climate campaigners prepare to rally in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 23rd Oct, 2022   0

CLIMATE campaigners will be rallying in Leamington next month.

They will be taking part in the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Rally in the Pump Room Gardens on Saturday November 12.

Thousands are expected to gather across the UK to demand climate justice to coincide with world leaders meeting in Egypt for COP27 and African movements calling for a Global Day of Action for climate justice.

Speakers will include Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western, local councillors and representatives from environmental organisations and charities involved in tackling the effects of global inequality.

They will be talking about how we can protect the planet from climate change and help people already suffering across the world.

The Leamington rally is being organised by the Warwickshire Climate Alliance and Warwick and Leamington Labour Party.

David Mond from Warwickshire Climate Alliance said: “We have to respond to the climate emergency on two fronts: adaptation and mitigation.

“Adaptation is essential, and easy to justify — its benefits are felt locally. Mitigation is harder – our efforts to reduce emissions will only benefit us as part of a global effort.

“But unless we all make that effort, across the whole world, we will face a terrifying climate breakdown. Governments and local councils need not only to prepare for the serious consequences of climate change, but also to accelerate all of our moves to a low carbon lifestyle, as part of a coordinated global endeavour to save the climate.”

Labour Party policy officer Ali Lush added: “’We have begun to see the effects of climate change in this country and Europe and North America. But in the global south they have already been devastating, with whole communities destroyed or forced to relocate, losing their homes, crops and livelihoods due to extreme weather conditions which have been none of their making.”

“Any measures agreed upon by global leaders to tackle climate change must address this disparity and plan for investment in a future which will benefit all people across the world, not just those richer and more powerful nations who have created these toxic conditions.”

The rally will start at noon.



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