Fijian activists and climate warriors march in Germany
November 6, 2017 4:43 am
Fijian activists and climate change warriors were part of the Beyond Coal march in Germany ahead of the COP23 which starts tonight.
About 25,000 people took part in the march, calling for an end to the use of fossil fuel.
Alisi Nacewa of Pacific Island Represent says the demonstration through Bonn city was amazing as there were thousands of people from all over the world with the same message.
Nacewa says the messages are simply that renewable energy is the answer, to keep fossil fuel in the ground and for our leaders to commit to the Paris Agreement.
Fellow activist Samu Kuridrani says the march was also a good opportunity for them to raise the voice and concerns of the Pacific people.
Also part of the demonstration was DIVA for Equality Fiji who, were part of the Women and Gender Constituency.
Representative Maria Nailevu says as a woman she is marching for climate justice as it recognizes the inclusion of everyone’s rights – regardless of your background.
Major roads in Bonn City were closed to cater for the largest ever climate march in the world.