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Major climate march planned in Brussels on 23 October

22:01 27/06/2022

Another major climate march will be held on the streets of central Brussels on 23 October in the-run up to the COP27 climate conference in Egypt.

The event's organisers hope to attract tens of thousands of demonstrators to the Belgian capital to put pressure on policymakers to take concrete measures against climate change.

"In many parts of the world, global warming is taking its toll," the group said on Facebook. "In Belgium, we are seeing the first effects, such as heatwaves, the first signs of drought or the disastrous floods of last summer.

"We are going to show the political world that we are here and that we won't give up. Because you have to act fast, strong and leave no one behind."

The march will set off from Brussels North station at 13.00 on Sunday 23 October and is organised by the Climate Coalition, a movement which involves more than 80 civil society organisations.

Two days earlier, a "Stand Up For Climate" initiative in primary and secondary schools across the country will see pupils make posters and banners to join the campaign.

More than 25,000 people joined the last major climate march in Brussels in November 2021. A "Rise for Climate" march in January 2019 attracted an estimated 70,000 demonstrators.

The 27th International Climate Conference takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November.

Written by The Bulletin