BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 18th Sept '14

JOIN THE MARCH TO MAKE HISTORY

This Sunday, thousands of people from across the globe will take to the streets for the largest global climate demonstration in history. From New York to Australia, people, businesses and governments will stand up to prove they’re serious about climate change, the biggest threat of our times.

On 23 September, world leaders will descend on New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. The summit’s host, UN Secretary-­General Ban Ki-moon, will urge governments to support an ambitious global agreement to reduce global warming pollution.

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This weekend has been hailed ‘a weekend to bend the course of history’. A mass march in New York City will take place on Sunday, and activities will be mobilised around the world over the course of the whole weekend.

In London, Emma Thompson, the Bishop of London and Peter Gabriel are just some of the speakers taking the stage at the London Climate March at 12pm on Sunday.

‘With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.’

People’s Climate Mobilisation

Participants will demand a solid global action plan by 2015 – a shared and agreed strategy to grow the scope and scale of the ongoing transition, so a safe climate with all its benefits – for people and planet – is possible.

2015 will present two crucial milestones on the journey to create the fairer, cleaner and safer world called for by the citizens to which these political leaders are accountable. In September 2015, they will reconvene in New York to agree on the definite to-do list for ending poverty worldwide – an impossible task without addressing climate change. A global action plan on climate change is then due in Paris three months later.

‘The choice before the political leaders coming together in NY is simple: lead the necessary transformation of our societies or ignore the biggest risk our civilization has ever faced.’

People’s Climate Mobilisation

If the weather holds, over 100,000 people are expected to attend New York City’s demonstration to demand bold action on climate change. Police have blocked off traffic to accommodate the tens of thousands of students, workers, parents, scientists, beekeepers, and more who are joining the march.

Around 80 events are being organised across the UK – see what’s going on near you by checking the People’s Climate Mobilisation website.