RSPB NI is calling supporters and the public to rally to “Revive Our World”

Friday 15 October 2021

RSPB NI is throwing its weight behind the Global Day of Action in Belfast on 6 November and is calling the public to rally to “Revive our World”.

The Global Day of Action coincides with ‘nature day’ during COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, during which people from all across the world will be taking part in mass mobilisations demanding world leaders do more to tackle climate change and nature loss.

Recognising that the nature and climate emergency is one of the defining issues of our time, the leading conservation charity and its supporters are calling on the public to join them to put pressure on political leaders to take climate action in Northern Ireland.

Despite the UK Climate Change Act being introduced ten years ago and strong public support for a climate change act in Northern Ireland (74%) it is the only part of the UK and Ireland without legislation. Research has also shown that Northern Ireland has lost more wildlife than anywhere else in the UK, ranks 12th worst in the world for biodiversity loss and over 69% of the population are concerned about the impact of climate change.

Joanne Sherwood, RSPB NI Director commented, “We are at a pivotal moment in the history of our planet. We all have a part to play to save it. Millions of people around the world are demanding politicians act with ambition and urgency to save the natural world. Join us on 6 November to show decision makers in Northern Ireland that before the end of this Assembly term, we need an ambitious Climate Change Act that is good for people and nature. It’s time for politicians to match their words with action, Northern Ireland can no longer be left behind.”

A cross section of society will gather on Saturday 6th November at 12 noon at Cornmarket and march to City Hall to show politicians that they want action now. To join them, register here: https://bit.ly/GDAction21

As part of its Revive our World campaign, this is just one of the actions the charity has been taking to highlight the nature and climate emergency in the run-up to COP26. It is currently working with the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Kate Nicholl, to promote #MyClimateAction with schools and its Director, Joanne Sherwood, will be addressing decision-makers at TEDxStormont on 4 November on the growing momentum and the need for the Climate Change Act in Northern Ireland.

The RSPB has been operating in Northern Ireland for over 50 years to inspire a world richer in nature. With over 11,000 members, around 60 employees, 300 volunteers and 10 nature reserves, it is an important voice for the environment in Northern Ireland. To get involved, visit: rspb.org.uk/ni

 

Last Updated: Friday 15 October 2021

Tagged with: Country: Northern Ireland Topic: Climate change