Hundreds turn out for Murwillumbah climate rally
ABOUT 300 people attended a Climate Action Rally in Murwillumbah on Saturday.
Community groups including Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers, Landcare, bird watching groups, Enova, Beyond Zero Energy, Northern Rivers Guardians, Caldera Environment Centre and Tweed Climate Action Now (CAN) gathered to urge world leaders to take more action on climate change.
Tweed CAN co-ordinator Greg Reid said there was strong support from the community on the day.
“The main aim is to help prepare our community for climate impacts and to cut local greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Reid said.
“This is not about politics because we are all affected by this and are going to have to work together.”
The COP21 climate talks were due to begin in Paris on Monday.
World leaders are expected to discuss a potential global warming target of two degrees above pre-industrial temperatures.
The Paris conference will involve 750 delegates from around the world over the next two weeks.