Over 1500 participate in march on climate change

Over 1500 people Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said.

New Delhi: Over 1500 people Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said.

"India saw its largest ever climate change mobilisation with over 1500 people coming out onto the streets of New Delhi to press for intervention on climate change," the statement from South Asia Campaign Coordinator of People's Climate March said.

Citizens across the board from college students to rickshaw pullers, from school students to daily wage workers, from artists to working professionals, came out to demand action on climate change, the statement said.

A memorandum suggesting that India should take swift action on climate change was submitted to the prime minister's office.

"The memorandum contained what we call the 'citizen's climate agenda. We spoke to as many people as possible from experts to climate change affected persons to organisations working in the domain and have come up with actionable solutions," said Chaitanya Kumar, organiser, People's Climate March.

 

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