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Climate protests planned in Chesterfield to coincide with COP26

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People from across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire will be joining a demonstration in Chesterfield on Saturday 6th November as part of the global day of action around the COP26 UN global climate summit.

Across the UK, up to 500,000 people from all walks of life are expected to join demonstrations demanding global climate justice.

The demonstration in Chesterfield is being organised by the Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Hub of the COP26 Coalition, a civil society coalition made of groups and individuals from a range of constituencies in Scotland and the rest of the UK, organising for climate justice around COP26.

The demonstration will assemble at Shentall Gardens by the Town Hall at 12pm before marching through the town and finishing with a rally at New Square marketplace.

Speakers will highlight the urgent need for a fast and globally fair transition to a climate friendly economy, and the importance of most affected communities leading the transition and steps we can take in Chesterfield to build a safe and healthy world.

Speakers include:

  • Mahroof Saddique, from the Muslim Welfare Association
  • Dawn Ward, a local animal rights activist
  • Donna Hales, a local health worker

WHAT: A civil society demonstration as part of the global day of action for climate justice, coinciding with the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow

WHEN: Saturday 6 November, 12pm

WHERE: Assemble at Shentall Gardens by Chesterfield Town Hall

WHO: Chesterfield & North Derbyshire COP26 Coalition

Greg Hewitt from Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Hub of the COP26 Coalition spoke to North Derbyshire Radio about the event. Click play to hear his thoughts….

Written by: NDR NEWS

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