BRUSSELS (AP) – Thousands of people, young and old alike marched in Brussels on Sunday to push world leaders to take bolder action to tackle climate change at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow from of this month.
Some 80 organizations took part in the protest, targeting the largest event of its kind in the capital of the European Union since the start of the coronavirus crisis, which brought the weekly marches of the climate movement to a halt.
Cyclists, families with children and white-haired protesters filled the city streets, chanting slogans demanding climate justice and waving banners in English, French and Dutch. One had a stuffed polar bear on her head.
Environmentalists fear that the 26th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP26, in Glasgow from October 31, will produce policies that are not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming .
The crowd consisted of a mix of people with and without masks. With one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Belgium is starting to ease viral restrictions and re-allow such gatherings.
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