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Humanist Climate Action to take part in COP26 demonstrations in Glasgow and London

Humanist Climate Action is taking part in the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on Saturday 6 November as part of the demonstrations around the COP26 Summit. The network will take part in demonstrations in both Glasgow and London, and is encouraging other humanists to join them. It is hoped these demonstrations will raise public awareness and put pressure on governments to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuels.

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Humanist Climate Action launched in May this year. It is a volunteer-led network of Humanists UK members and supporters committed to redefining lifestyles and campaigning for policies that promote low-carbon, ethical, and sustainable living in the light of the degeneration of the Earth’s climate and biodiversity. We bring humanists together to facilitate individual and collective action on these issues.

Humanists are guided by reason and science and recognise a moral duty towards the welfare of our fellow beings and the natural world. Humanists seek to engage in dialogue and debate rationally, intelligently, and with evidence, and promote the belief that humans are part of a wider natural world which must be treated sustainably for the sake of current and future generations.

Humanist Climate Action will be marching with a banner and placards in procession with other religion or belief groups. Participants can sign up to join the Humanist Climate Action delegations at these demonstrations. Those who can’t get to Glasgow or London are encouraged to find other events happening nearer them on the COP26 Coalition website.

Humanist Climate Action Coordinator Lori Marriott commented,

‘There is overwhelming evidence that we are facing widespread environmental degradation and biodiversity loss. It is clear from the latest expert reports that both individuals and national governments are going to have to make large changes if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change and that agreeing what those changes must be has to happen immediately. We hope that COP26 will be the decisive forum that will shape how governments around the world respond to the climate crisis.’

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For further comment or information, media should contact Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs and Policy Richy Thompson at press@humanists.uk or phone 020 7324 3072 or 07534 248 596.

Sign up to join Humanist Climate Action at the demonstrations in London and Glasgow. Can’t get to Glasgow or London? Then please find other events happening near you on the COP26 Coalition website.

Read more about Humanist Climate Action.

Humanist Climate Action is a volunteer-led network of Humanists UK members and supporters committed to redefining lifestyles and campaigning for policies that promote low-carbon, ethical, and sustainable living in the light of the degeneration of the Earth’s climate and biodiversity. We bring humanists together to facilitate individual and collective action on these issues. Humanists are guided by reason and science and recognise a moral duty towards the welfare of our fellow beings and the natural world. Humanists seek to engage in dialogue and debate rationally, intelligently, and with evidence, and promote the belief that humans are part of a wider natural world which must be treated sustainably for the sake of current and future generations.

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