Take COP26 last year. As world leaders gathered at the climate summit in Glasgow, millions of people took to the streets around the world to demand action to fight climate change. The RSPB stood shoulder to shoulder with a hundred thousand of you on the streets of Glasgow, with our drums, whistles and placards. We were there to let the people in power know that they must make sure global temperatures rise no more than 1.5 degrees. We wanted to hammer home that protecting nature is crucial if we’re going to achieve this goal.
Melanie Coath from the RSPB was there at the summit. She has no doubt that the millions of people marching across the globe influenced the discussions and talks going on between different countries inside the negotiating rooms.
She said: “It was incredible to see the huge swell of support and passion for our planet at COP26. The crowd that gathered to march was a truly heartening sight and provides much needed impetus for action to tackle the very urgent task ahead of us - to throw everything we have at addressing the climate emergency.”