Climate march today in Lahore

Published September 20, 2019
A citizen-led initiative of a climate march, organised by Climate Action Now, or #ClimateActionPk will be held on Friday (today), marking climate strikes in other countries to help stop global warming. — Reuters/File
A citizen-led initiative of a climate march, organised by Climate Action Now, or #ClimateActionPk will be held on Friday (today), marking climate strikes in other countries to help stop global warming. — Reuters/File

LAHORE: A citizen-led initiative of a climate march, organised by Climate Action Now, or #ClimateActionPk will be held on Friday (today), marking climate strikes in other countries to help stop global warming.

Meherbano Raja, a climate activist and part of the organising committee, said they were expecting everyone to gather at the Lahore Press Club at 3pm, and then starting the march at 4pm.

“It will be youth led because they are the most affected generation and so they will be leading from the front,” she said. “These will include school students too.”

Around 12 schools have committed to join the march including Bloomfield Hall, LUMS, GCU, FC and Lacas. Ms Raja said the core organising committee had also ensured safety and anti-harassment protocols, as well as provision of clean drinking water, while disposable plastic water bottles were being discouraged for participants.

The programme will include reaching Alhamra where there will be a tree planting ceremony and the next hour would be dedicated to speeches, poems, and open mic by students from Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

More than 26 cities and towns will be taking part in the march all over the country, including Mardan, Mithi, Thatta, Kasur, Kotli, Chagai, Killa Abdullah, Peshawar, Chitral, Gilgit, etc.

Published in Dawn, September 20th, 2019

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