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COP28: “The world is watching, and the planet cannot wait” (Climate Justice Coalition)

Join us for an inspiring in-person event at Media City UK, MediaCity UK, Salford. This is a unique opportunity to come together and raise our voices for the planet.

The COP 28 Vigil is a powerful gathering where we’ll unite to demand urgent action on climate change. Let’s send a message to world leaders that we’re watching and demanding change. Let’s remind media institutions such as the BBC of their duty to report on climate matters and hold the oil and gas producers organising Cop28 in the UAE to account.

Together, we can make a difference. A peaceful vigil with music, speeches and songs – all are welcome.

In addition to speeches and songs, there will be moments of silence and music during which we will send our hopes and (for those of faith) prayers that those with power will turn their energies away from personal profit and towards a liveable future for all. There will also be an opportunity for people to use an open mic to reflect upon what they grieve or hope for, their personal feelings about COP 28, and why they are acting for climate justice. 

When: Thursday November 30th Assemble from 12.30 to start at 12.45 and finish at 13.45. 

Where: Outside The BBC at Quay House, Media City, Salford Quays 

What to bring: Please bring any banners/placards you may have relating to campaigns around No New Fossil Fuels and Make Polluters Pay. If you would like to, please also bring images or objects which personally remind you of what you want to save and/or why you are acting for climate justice – there will be an opportunity at the event to speak about this object and what it means to you.

After the rally: some of us will process to Manchester Cathedral for an interfaith contemplation/prayer space from 16.00-16.45. All are welcome to join the procession or just join us at the Cathedral Café at 15.30 for refreshments before we start. 

Event Details

Location BBC
Salford, M50 2QH
Start Thursday 30 Nov 2023 12:30pm
Finish Thursday 30 Nov 2023 1:45pm
Organised by Climate Justice Coalition

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