Cyprus Mail

Youth to demand action on climate change

Previous climate-change protests in Nicosia (C. Theodorides)

Children and teenagers will participate in a peaceful protest to demand climate action this Saturday outside Paphos town hall.

The demonstration is organised by the Cyprus conservation foundation Terra Cypria and Generation KLIMACT project team on the occasion of the COP26 Climate summit in Glasgow.

Students aged 9 to 18 of primary, secondary and high schools across the island who are trained in climate change issues by the project team will attend the protest, to send “a strong message to our politicians for more and immediate climate action, which will secure their future, away from the catastrophic effects of climate change”, the announcement said.

Generation KLIMACT project aims to create the first informed youth movement which will demand climate action in the island.

“We also expect the presence of politicians in the demonstration who will support the action and will make statements on the subject,” the announcement added.

The UK is organising the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021. The summit aims to bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Last week, the environmental conservation organisation, which had initially planned to hold climate protest on Saturday in Nicosia in light of the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26), postponed its own event for a few days to back the protest of main opposition Akel against corruption on the same day.

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