The UN Climate Summit will be held on the 23rd of September in New York and is expected to host at least 125 heads of state, including the President of the United States, making it the “largest gathering seeking to tackle climate change in history”. The meeting is a pre-cursor to a meeting in Paris next year where it is intended a global agreement on cutting emissions will be reached.
Unfortunately Prime Minister Abbott will not be attending as he has important business in Parliament. If only that business involved doing something about climate change…
For those who are not too busy to show their support for action against climate change, 350.org has coordinated the People’s Climate Mobilisation and are organising marches all over the world on Sunday the 21st of September.
Public health advocates were urged to attend and support the marches by speakers at the Public Health Association of Australia’s annual conference in Perth this week. You can find an event close to you here.
To find out more about the global call to action and the events in Australia see this article in the Guardian by 350.org Australian CEO Blair Palese.