Thousands take part in protest at U.N. climate talks in Poland
KATOWICE, Poland — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the Polish city that’s hosting this year’s U.N. climate talks, demanding that governments take tougher action to curb global warming.
The “March for Climate” protesters included farmers from Latin America, students from the U.S. and families from Europe.
Inside the U.N. meeting, negotiators were concluding the first week of talks, which are focused on finalizing the Paris rulebook that determines how signatories to the 2015 deal report greenhouse gas emissions. In a recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said drastic action is needed to achieve the accord’s target of keeping global warming below 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.