Demonstrations have been taking place across the world to coincide with UN climate change talks in Bali. The rallies, to mark the Global Day of Action, come halfway through a two-week summit looking into how to cut greenhouse gas emissions after current Kyoto Protocol targets expire in 2012.
Delegates from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa at the gathering have drawn up a draft proposal which calls on all nations to do more and for rich countries to dramatically reduce rising CO2 output levels. The message was echoed in at least fifty cities around the world.
In Berlin, some 10,000 people marched carrying banners with slogans like “cut carbon not forests” and “actions speak louder than words.” It was a similar picture in the Philippines capital, Manila, where hundreds protested to highlight the use of solar power.