Largest climate march in history happening this weekend! Here’s how to get involved

Posted by Richard Casson — 14 September 2014 at 11:41pm - Comments
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The People’s Climate March will take place this coming Sunday. And with around 2,000 events planned, including huge rallies in New York and London, this may well prove to be the largest climate rally in history.

But what is the People’s Climate March, and why is it happening now?

Some background...

In the final week of September, world leaders will assemble in New York for a landmark climate summit -- emergency meetings that have been called by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

Like so many of us who care about the future of our planet, Ban Ki-moon knows that, unless rapid action is taken soon, the world is headed for a climate catastrophe. That’s why he’s called this unprecedented summit now, to lay the groundwork for the ‘next Copenhagen’ in Paris next year.

While leaders sit down at the UN building in New York, people will gather on the streets in towns and cities around the world. Together our goal is to show the groundswell of support for ambitious leadership.

How you can get involved

Here in the UK, there are large events planned for London, Edinburgh and Manchester. Plus smaller ones planned for other cities too. We’ve listed a few details below. If we’ve missed anything, let us know in the comments and we’ll update the page as more is announced.


10,000 people are expected to March from Temple Place to Parliament House. Join the event on Facebook or find out more at


Starting at 1:30PM, people will gather for a picnic in the gardens next to the Mound, then for a march from 2.30PM onwards. Details on Facebook or email


Join others for a massive lobby of the Labour Party Conference (taking place in Manchester city centre on the same day) with groups concerned about the threat of fracking and climate change on future generations. Full details on Facebook or visit


Starting in locations across the city at 1PM, groups will march toward Sheffield Town Hall, culminating with a rally at 3PM. Join the event on Facebook or email

Other events

Avaaz have created a website for the march, and on it you'll find a map of everything happening across the world -- worth a look if there's nothing near you on the list above.

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