March to in­flu­ence UN sum­mit

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By JESS ETHERIDGE

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.

Crea Land

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