PRESS RELEASE Tens of thousands of people demand rapid climate action in multifaceted Climate March
Amsterdam, 6 November More than 40,000 people demonstrated in Amsterdam today for a fair climate policy. The Climate March, organized by the Climate Crisis Coalition, makes an urgent appeal to politicians to tackle the climate crisis and to make ambitious agreements about this at the UN climate summit in Glasgow. “Today we have seen how broad support there is for decisiveness when it comes to the climate crisis. From young people to grandparents, from healthcare workers to scientists and religious groups: everyone feels the urgency. We cannot muddle along for a few more years, it has to happen now," says Ikram Cakir of Oxfam Novib and spokesperson for the Kimate Crisis Coalition.
Diverse and colorful
During the march, a huge banner with more than 12,000 names of people who signed the Greenpeace climate waiting list was carried. There was also a car on which characters of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and a CEO of a multinational roasted the earth together.
In the Westerpark there was music and various speakers, including young people and indigenous activists. The march concluded with an urgent appeal from the Climate Crisis Coalition to continue building a large, strong and broad movement after the march to force the change that is needed. “Not only for climate, but also for social justice. They are intimately connected.”
The Climate Crisis Coalition
The Climate March is an initiative of the Climate Crisis Coalition, a collaboration between Oxfam Novib, Fridays For Future Netherlands, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, FNV, Fossielvrij NL, Milieudefensie, Grandparents for the Climate, Code Rood, De Goede Zaak and the Transnational Institute and is supported. by dozens of other organizations and groups.