Organisers of cancelled Paris climate march urge global show of support

People hold placards at last year’s climate march in Paris. Photograph: Tom Craig/Demotix/Corbis

People around the world should protest ‘on behalf of those who can’t’, say organisers of climate march forbidden in light of Paris terror attacks

Emma Howard
Thursday 19 November 2015 10.20 EST Last modified on Friday 20 November 2015 04.59 EST

A march expected to attract 200,000 people onto the streets of Paris ahead of crunch UN climate change talks was forbidden by the French government on Wednesday in light of last Friday’s terror attacks.

But organisers have said it is now even more important for people around the world to come out onto the streets for “the biggest global climate march in history” to protest “on behalf of those who can’t”.

There are 2,173 events organised in more than 150 countries around the world on 28 and 29 November. You can find your nearest event here:

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The events are designed to put pressure on the leaders from almost 200 countries who will meet in Paris to thrash out a new deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions post-2020. The conference is considered the most significant since the talks in Copenhagen in 2009, which were widely considered a failure by environmentalists.

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