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March for climate justice and jobs

Monday 23 November 2015 Campaigns News

Are you marching for the climate this weekend? Join us in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to demand bold action at the UN climate talks in Paris.

Next weekend, global leaders will come together in Paris to negotiate the world's first agreement to keep average global temperatures below 2 degrees warming.

We need to see 80 per cent of fossil fuels left in the ground, and a transition to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. This is the only thing that will keep us below 2 degrees.

As a student movement, it's essential that we join the rest of civil society in calling for action on climate breakdown – one of the most pressing social justice issues today.

Sadly, despite the urgency of the problem, our world leaders are unlikely to take action with the strength that we need to see. But any agreement will be something to work on, campaign on, and build on.

Paris is just the beginning. Together, we'll create the sustainable future we want to see, reshaping our economy to create green jobs for a low carbon society. It starts at the march this weekend.

Marching with thousands of people in capital cities across the world, we'll show how committed the climate movement is to holding our leaders to account when it comes to the climate.

The outcome of COP21 will affect generations of students, and shape the future of education for sustainable development in the UK. We can't wait to see as many of you there as possible.

Join us in Cardiff and Edinburgh on 28 November and London on 29 November to march for climate justice and jobs.