March to influence UN summit
Auckland will star in a global climate change protest aimed at the United Nations.
Pt Chevalier’s Crea Land and Amber Knowsley have coordinated the People’s Climate March on September 21 from 1pm.
The march begins at Britomart, heads up Queen St and ends at Aotea Square where there will be performers and speakers from 2pm till 4pm.
Land says the march is part of an international series of protests by Avaaz, an online global social justice group.
Footage from the Auckland protest will be used during Avaaz’s presen- tation to the United Nations’ Climate Summit on September 23.
Land says a band of Auckland volunteers have organised the event.
She cites Pacific nations which are experiencing sea level rises, such as Kiribati and Tuvalu, as examples of climate change impact.
It’s an issue close to home too.
Climate change experts predict a 1m sea level rise for parts of Auckland by the end of the century ( Auckland City Harbour News, September 5).
Land says anyone is welcome at the march and participants are encouraged to bring banners and signs.