Malaga locals and expats to join in worldwide climate change protests

Published:  23 Sep at 6 PM
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Expats living in Spain’s Costa del Sol region are gearing up for a massive worldwide climate change protest.

September 27 is the date for the first climate change protest in Malaga, with literally thousands of activists including expats set to make their views known at the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion. The protest is also linked to the past two weeks’ worldwide demonstrations aimed at highlighting world leaders’ inactivity over the approaching crisis, and is to be just one of 4,500 demonstrations planned in more that 150 world countries.

The events are to be linked to strikes as the most effective way for protestors to demand governments recognise the urgency of the climate issue. In New York, children have been given a day off school to enable them to attend the protests, highlighting the fact that it’s the next generation which will suffer most due to climate change. In Malaga, protestors told reporters they hoped the demonstration would encourage other expats to examine and reduce their carbon footprints as well as putting pressure on world governments.

The protests have been spurred by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose tell-it-like-it-is approach has inspired the global elite and who's right now shaming world leaders at the climate conference in New York.. Protestors including expats will demand both businesses and governments commit to a zero-emissions strategy by the end of 2030, with many angry that a worldwide demonstration including strikes based on a fight for the survival of the planet and all its species including humanity should even be necessary. The Malaga protest as well as many others worldwide will continue for a week, focusing on an end to the use of fossil fuels and climate justice for all.
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