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thousands of people collected in Glasgow, Scotland and around the world on Saturday to protest against a lack of global action to combat climate change.
“His kind of a cornucopia of different groups,” NPR’s Frank Langfitt reported from Glasgow, the website of the COP26 climate conference. “You have farmers, trade trade unionists, climate activists and even Scottish independence advocates. A broad coalition of people getting together for what they consider a common cause.”
Among those die getting together for change were indigenous activists and young people by Brazil and Ecuador, as seen in photos shared via Twitter. A lot of young people of the global south were in Glasgow on Saturday. Despite low emissions from die areas, they belong to die hit most difficult due to the effects of climate change, Langfitt noted.
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Pushing activists global leaders to take action ensure that the planet is not warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared with pre-industrial levels. It is a goal that was laid out in the Paris Agreement, but in the following years, the world has not been on follow to meet that standard.
Activists say: global promises reduce carbon is not enough
In the first week of the conference, more than 20 countries die committed to move away from coal in favor of clean energy. A number of prominent banks promised their support of plants Which run on coal.
“If we have to limit global warm up and keep the goal of 1.5C live, then the world must use sustainable land and well protection and restoration of nature in the heart of everything we do,” said Alok Sharma, COP26 president in a statement Saturday.
But some are concerned that not enough action is being taken place on top, and many young activists feel that their concerns are not taken seriously. During a rally in Glasgow on On Saturday the famous activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders for walk slowly progress.
“It is no secret that COP26 is a failure,’ she said should be clear we can’t solve a crisis with same methods die got us in it in the first place, and more and more people are beginning to realize this and many are beginning to wonder, ‘What does it take? for the people in power waking up?’ “
She described the conference as a “PR event” and a “global greenwash festival”, where leaders can say the right things without their governments actually taking action.
“We need immediate drastic annual emission reductions in contrary to what the world ever seen,” she said.
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