During the week of 20-27 September 2019, environmentalists across the world organized a series of events that were held under the umbrella of the Global Climate Strike.
Over 6,000 protest actions took place in 185 countries and it is estimated that more than 7.6 million people participated. The rallies coincided with the United Nations’ Climate Summit in New York City.
Both Vancouver, Canada, and Perth, Australia hosted massive marches where protesters raised their voices in defense of the climate and demanding government and businesses to commit to a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
The Sea Around Us and the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean teams joined the events and made their voices heard. In their view, ocean conservation is an important part of the efforts to avert the worst of the climate crisis.
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Together with 10,000 people, the Perth team marched on September 20th.
The Vancouver team, on the other hand, joined some 80,000 protesters on September 27th.