COP24: ‘March for Climate Change’ to press politicians for action

Polish Bełchatów Power Station was ranked by the European Commission in 2014 as "the most climate-damaging power plant in the EU.” Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

‘March for Climate Change’, organised by environmental groups, is to be held on Saturday in Katowice, site of the COP24 Climate Summit.

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The city hall spokesperson said that approximately 4,000 people are expected to attend the event.

“By organizing the march, we want to bring the attention of politicians to the fact that time for lengthy negotiations is over. Citizens demand an ambitious and binding climate agreement,” the organizers say, emphasising that the gathering will be peaceful.

The demonstration is organized under the slogan: “Wake up! Time to save our home.” That is why the participants are encouraged to bring the “wake up clock” banners, available for printing at the march’s website.

Since the beginning of the week, Katowice is the host of the UN Climate Change summit, COP24, attended by over 20,000 participants from around the world. It is widely considered that the main task of summit is to establish binding mechanisms to implement the 2016 Paris Agreement which, for now, fails to be put into practice. The summit will last until December 14.