Climate change protests: Marches worldwide ahead of UN talks

As part of a fresh round of global climate protests, demonstrations are taking place in over 500 German cities — from Aachen to Zwickau. In Berlin alone, over 50,000 protesters are converging in the government district.

Three days before the start of the UN climate conference in Madrid, people took to the streets on Friday in 2,400 cities across 157 countries to protest government inaction on climate change.

The Fridays for Future movement expects around 100,000 climate strikers to participate in Germany. Their demands include:

  • An end to fossil fuel subsidies;
  • Switching off a quarter of all coal-fired power stations;
  • Renewable sources to cover 100% of Germany’s energy needs by 2035.

The European Parliament on Thursday voted to declare an EU-wide climate emergency. The resolution called on the bloc to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 to become climate neutral by 2050.

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