At the recently held UN Climate Summit on September 23rd, about 400,000 people gathered in the streets of New York; 2,700 events held in more than 150 countries – all to demand actions from global leaders.
In solidarity with the global call for climate justice, climate advocates in the Philippines will embark on a journey, by foot, on October 2, the international day for non-violence, from Kilometer Zero (Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila) to ‘Ground Zero’ of Yolanda/Haiyan (Tacloban City), the first anniversary of the super typhoon’s historic landfall, to continue the call for climate justice.
Climate Walk is borne out of a deep sense of duty to pay homage to communities that confront the realities of climate change, disaster risk, poverty, and environmental abuse. It is a way of reminding the whole world that we have this reality—this madness—to confront.
Climate walk is also to inspire people around the world and to encourage world leaders to take urgent, ambitious actions to confront the climate crisis, highlighting the impacts of climate change on vulnerable countries like the Philippines. The fight against climate change is about us. The strength of our call lies in the collective strength of voices around the world crying out for climate justice. It is only with the voices of others that we ever become stronger.
Climate Walk is intended to drive momentum for grassroots social action that would strengthen global public opinion on climate change and provide the push for countries to finalise a fair, equitable, ambitious, and durable new climate agreement in 2015 in Paris.
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