Biggest ever UK climate march - in pictures
What a day! More than 50,000 people turned out for the UK’s largest ever climate march in London on Sunday – echoing weekend marches in towns and cities around the country and across the world.
Thanks to everyone who was able to be there – and for those rooting for us at home.
Friends of the Earth was one of the lead organisers of the People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs, working closely with groups like Avaaz, Greenpeace, Campaign Against Climate Change and 65 other organisations.
As world leaders gather in Paris for major climate talks, the marches were to show politicians overwhelming public demand for urgent action on climate change.
Here are some pictures from the day and a 360-degree virtual reality film shot on a state-of-the-art Ricoh camera. (Top tip: you'll need an up-to-date browser to view the film properly.)
Join more than 50,000 other marchers at the People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs when you experience it with this amazing 360-degree film.
Sarah and Seena are year 11 students from London. "We came to this march because we saw it advertised on Facebook and we thought it was a good cause to join in with," says Sarah, left.
"We want to support our future and what happens to the earth,” says Seena.
Richard and Karen Ecclestone, by Martha Solloway
"We wanted to personally demonstrate to the Government that this is a really important issue," says Richard, who travelled to the march from Wiltshire with his wife Karen.
"We felt we were representing the students of Ludwell Primary School where we're governors, as part of the eco committee. It was to let the pupils know that they have a voice as well even though they are only youngsters."
"The planet belongs to all of us," says Sauda. "Each of us is responsible for standing up, and sending a message to the delegates in Paris that we want to see real progress."
"Climate change effects everybody - but so many people don't have a chance to do something about it," says Gill. "That makes it all the more important that those of us who can, do what they can."
"As a teacher I would like to be more informed about climate change and to be able to pass that knowledge on to the children at school," says Anna. "I want them to feel informed about what's going on in the world."
"We have just got to get to grips with getting into renewable sources of energy," says Peter; "and I think it’s tragic that the current Government has decided to cut the subsidies that are just getting the new renewable energy companies going.
"I hope the [Welsh} assembly will listen and realise that it’s an important issue for everybody today."
Range of organisations
A whole range of organisations came to the marches. They included:
- MADE (Muslim Agency for Development & Education)
- The Global Frontlines Bloc, bringing together diaspora communities from South America, Africa and Asia, whose people are on the front lines of climate change
- A delegation of the Sami people from the Arctic Circle in Norway, including reindeer herders whose way of life is being destroyed as the Arctic melts, and who sang to the marchers
- Trade unions such as PCS, Unite, Unison, Prospect and UCU, who are campaigning for green jobs and an expansion of clean industries
- People of all faiths and none - including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists - who took part in an inter-faith event before the march
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