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7 Nov 2021

Author:
Morgan Keith, Insider

COP26: Largest protest in Glasgow history sees calls for reparations for indigenous communities, end to fossil fuel & renewable energy investment

"Indigenous communities demanded more action to combat climate change at largest protest in Glasgow history during COP26", 07 Nov 2021

With one remaining week of the COP26 climate summit, approximately 100,000 individuals marched through Glasgow, Scotland, for "Global Day of Action for Climate Justice"... The rally was one of more than 250 protests across the world on Saturday calling for systemic climate justice... COP26 Coalition, the UK-based climate justice alliance that organized the protests, created a list of demands for the "Global Day of Action," including reparations for Indigenous communities, no new fossil fuel investments, and investments in renewable energy. "So far, governments have done too little too late: colluding with corporations and hiding behind greenwashed 'solutions' that actually don't exist yet, that don't address the scale of the problem, and in many cases rely on more exploitation of people and the planet," the COP26 Coalition website said... "How many more of these [conferences] should they hold until they realize that their inactions are destroying the planet? We are seeing the impacts of the climate crisis," said Nigerian climate activist Vanessa Nakate...

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