Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets all over the world on Saturday to call on world leaders to do more to tackle the climate crisis during COP26.
The global protests came after tens of thousands of young people rallied in Glasgow on Friday to denounce inaction and greenwashing at the global climate summit.
Organisers said over 250 events were planned around the world, in addition to a digital global rally.
"We are taking to the streets across the world this weekend to push governments from climate inaction to climate justice," said Asad Rehman, a spokesperson for the COP Coalition.
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"This event will explore how governments, scientists and Indigenous Peoples are working with nature to enhance climate ambition and help keep the 1.5C goal within reach, while delivering benefits for biodiversity and for the millions of people who depend on the land and ocean for their livelihoods," organisers have said.
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'We are going to have to make tough decisions', says COP26 President
COP26 President Alok Sharma warned at a press conference that "tough decisions" were ahead for the remaining week of the summit.
"We are getting to the point where the rubber hits the road, where we’re going to have to make tough decisions in terms of texts," he said.
"We will move to negotiations among ministers and I certainly do not underestimate the difficulty of the task which is ahead of us."
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"COP26 has barely started," tweeted Michael Mann, director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center. "Activists declaring it dead on arrival makes fossil fuel executives jump for joy."
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"Our world is under attack, stand up fight back,"they chanted.
"We're clear that warm words are not good enough -- and that the next week of talks must see a serious ramping up of concrete plans," said Scottish activist Mikaela Loach at the protest.
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Workers in Poland protest push to end coal use
Trade union members from Poland’s energy sector have protested before the European Union’s office in Warsaw, saying the EU's moves to discourage coal use are responsible for soaring energy prices.
Some 200 power plant and coal mine workers from across Poland blew horns and waved union flags as they chanted. The protest’s motto was “YES for Poland’s Energy Sovereignty. NO to High Energy and Heat Prices.”
Like other EU countries, Poland has pledged to phase out coal use and to develop wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. At the UN climate summit in Glasgow this week, the government said it would not be able to close all coal-fired plants until 2049, a target that disappointed activists.
In case you weren't able to follow along yesterday, here are five key takeaways from the summit's Youth Day.
Here is what you need to know as Day 6 wraps up:
- For the second consecutive day, a climate march is underway in Glasgow where up to 50,000 people of all ages are expected to show up, according to organisers and police.
- Climate protests have already taken place today in Australia and throughout Asia, and are in full swing across Europe.
- After youth activist Greta Thunberg labelled COP26 a 'failure' on Friday, some warned it was still too early to rush to judgement about the summit
"Activists declaring it dead on arrival makes fossil fuel executives jump for joy," tweeted expert Michael Mann.
Today is Nature Day as the summit turns its focus to issues such as land use and sustainable agriculture.
A coalition of 45 countries pledged "urgent action and investment to protect nature and shift to more sustainable ways of farming," the UK COP26 presidency has said.
Developed countries will start making good on their promise of $100 billion (€86 billion) in annual climate aid to developing nations next year. This is a year earlier than most estimates, US climate envoy John Kerry said.