Saturday Sep 21, 2019
People came together for the first-ever Climate March Pakistan, which coincided with rallies across the world in at least a dozen countries.
And there were many celebrities in the crowd!
The city has fallen victim to global warming and climate change, evident through the rising number of heatwaves and episodes of torrential rains and, therefore, has become one of the most crucial Pakistani cities that need a proper climate policy to deal with its problems.
The Climate March — one of the 35 simultaneous ones across Pakistani cities — was unique in the sense that there was no group or organisation behind it but it was rather driven by citizens concerned about the climate crisis, demonstrating the need to unite and address the climate emergency together.
Initiated by 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, over 5,000 strikes were held in 156 countries of ahead of the UN’s climate emergency summit starting September 23.
These climate marches are aimed to urge politicians, leaders, and those in power to take action before it is too late.