African civil society under the aegis of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) joined in the People’s Climate March which recorded the biggest crowd in Central Lima in recent times – an estimated 15,000 participants.
Local communities and environmental activities from diverse countries and cultures took to the streets to demand climate justice from world leaders gathered for the United Nations climate change talks in Peru.
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As the climate negotiations peak, the marchers on the Global Day of Action are calling for real action from ministers of states attending the conference.
The march follows the delivery of a 2.2 million person petition by 100 children to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and COP President Manuel Pulgar Vidal at the UN climate talks in Lima.
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