September 22, 2014. MEDIA RELEASE
Yesterday, Sunday September 21, Greens MP Jamie Parker joined thousands of Sydneysiders at the People’s Climate March at Bicentennial Park Glebe, located in his electorate.
It was one of the 2000 events taking place in 150 countries around the world over the weekend ahead of the United Nations climate summit on Tuesday.
In New York City, an estimated 310,000 people took part in the march including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the words ‘I’m for Climate Action’.
Around 40,000 people marched to Westminster in London and another 30,000 people joined the Melbourne march.
“It was great to be part of this global campaign for renewable energy,” says Greens MP Jamie Parker.
“I was delighted to be among so many people who care for our future.
“It is very telling that our Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t attending the global summit in New York this week. His absence reveals his blind ignorance and arrogance on climate change.
“Australians deserve better representation. We must protect the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and promote alternatives to coal and gas.”