COP 27: Youth Strike for Climate
In Stroud, about 100 people participated in a Global Day of Action that was held in conjunction with COP 27.
At around 11:00 GMT, protesters assembled in Wallbridge Green, marched by Youth Strike 4 Climate, and were led by a group of young children.
The march was spearheaded by young people who claimed they were marching to express their right to a future free from the prospect of a global disaster.
On Saturday, during the UN meeting COP27 in Egypt, more than 40 protests were scheduled throughout the UK.
When the world was “full of oil and plastic,” 8-year-old Mary claimed that it was not as nice as it ought to be.
According to Youth Strike 4 Climate, governments must carry out the plans set forth during the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
Emilie, age 10, declared: “We’re young and we want our future to be fantastic. For all young generations like us, we want it to be excellent for our adulthood.”
In Bristol’s College Green, thousands more protesters gathered in another location.
Journalist Jonathan Dimbleby gave a speech to the crowd as one of the speakers.
Mr. Dimbleby remarked: “It’s a campaign, not simply a protest. It warns that climate change is a massively horrible crisis that is rushing at us and that we must take action.”
For the first time since COP26, young people in Scotland participated in climate strikes from their schools, colleges, and institutions.
Since they feel that not much has been accomplished since the global summit, they are urging for quicker action on climate change.
The protests are a part of more than 700 other similar ones that are happening all across the world.
Before marching to the city council chambers, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
As the demonstrators moved along Princes Street, buses and trams had to be stopped so they could pass.
Following COP26, a new worldwide accord called the Glasgow Climate Pact was created that attempted to lessen the worst effects of climate change.
It was the first climate agreement in history to specifically call for less coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gas emissions.
The agreement also calls for more urgent emission reductions and pledges more funding for developing nations to aid in their ability to adapt to the effects of climate change.
The pledges, though, fall short of what is required to keep global warming to 1.5C.
Greta Thunberg, a Swedish activist, said that the climate talks had been a “disaster” before they reached an agreement while speaking to a large crowd in Glasgow’s George Square.
The march, which was one of the biggest protests going on at the moment, was organised by Fridays for Future Scotland, a group created by young people who were inspired by Ms. Thunberg.
That sentiment has not altered, according to demonstrators who gathered there on Friday.
It’s challenging to determine whether or not a COP has failed because of its goal, which appears to be greenwashing and making leaders appear more effective than they actually are, according to climate justice activist Saoi O’Connor.
The 19-year-old student stated that despite major world events like the conflict in Ukraine, which has dominated headlines since February, the Fridays for Future campaign had not lost steam since COP26.
Every single individual alive today who is accountable for the current climate problem was in Glasgow, therefore it was only natural that there were a lot of people on the streets at that time, according to Saoi.
However, even when they aren’t particularly visible, there are still a lot of individuals here who are very upset and will continue to strike.