Today: Sunday, 26 May 2024 year

Thousands of people will take part in a climate march with the participation of Thunberg in Amsterdam.

Thousands of people will take part in a climate march with the participation of Thunberg in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam City Hall said it expects tens of thousands of people to attend a climate march on Sunday, where Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will speak.

This will be the largest climate action in Europe in recent times.

“Amsterdam, in consultation with the police, GVB (the municipal public transport operator of Amsterdam) and NS (the Dutch rail carrier), will implement additional traffic measures during the march for climate and justice on Sunday, November 12. Tens of thousands are expected to take part in the demonstration people,” the mayor’s website says.

 


It is noted that the mass demonstration will lead to disruptions in traffic in various places in the center and south of Amsterdam.

On Sunday, GVB will reroute a number of tram and bus lines, and some forms of public transport along the procession route will be temporarily cancelled. In addition, the number of trains to and from Amsterdam will be increased.


The protest will begin at Dam Square in Amsterdam on Sunday. The final point of the route will be Museum Square.


The event will take place ahead of the main annual climate forum, COP28, which will be held in Dubai in late November and early December, although COP28 is not mentioned on the agenda for the upcoming march.


As stated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the most authoritative organization on the climate track, the Earth’s global temperature has been rising faster over the past 50 years than in any other period over the past 2 thousand years.

The goal of the Paris Agreement (2015, signed by 194 countries) is to limit the increase in global average temperature to “well below 2°” above pre-industrial levels and to “work” to limit the increase to 1.5°. Now it has warmed by 1.1-1.2°. At the current pace, numerous forecasts indicate that this goal will be missed, although a window of opportunity still remains.