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March for action on climate change

SPEAKING OUT: Coffs Coast Climate Action Group will gather next week to call for action on climate change.
SPEAKING OUT: Coffs Coast Climate Action Group will gather next week to call for action on climate change. Rob Cleary

AS WORLD leaders gather for the major United Nations climate summit in Paris, locals are gearing up to be a part of what is expected to be the world’s largest people’s mobilisation for action on climate change.

Coffs Coast residents will gather next Sunday to add their voices to the hundreds of thousands expected to march in cities around the world.

Coffs Coast Climate Action Group organiser Sarah Wood said participants were calling on global leaders to secure a safe climate and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“Climate change threatens our environment, our health, our security, our economy and jobs, as well as our land, food and water... but people here and around the world are rising to the challenge,” she said.

“Our new prime minister has said he understands the need to tackle climate change, but the Federal Government is still lacking serious targets and policies to rapidly reduce emissions.

“We’re calling on our local MP Luke Hartsuyker to take the community’s message to the government.”

The Coffs People’s Climate Mobilisation will be held at Jetty Beach on November 29 at noon.

For information, phone 0403646787, visit coffs climateaction.weebly. com or email coffsharbourclimate action@gmail.com.

Topics:  action climate coffs group harbour



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