How can you take part?
Join us in Glasgow
Join WWF staff and supporters from all over the world, along with thousands of others, marching in Glasgow, the home of COP26.
We will be meeting at 11:30 on Saturday 6th November in Kelvingrove Park, at the Suffragette Oak, where other nature organisations and supporters will also be gathering as part of a united 'Biodiversity Bloc'.
Join us in Cardiff
WWF-Cymru will be marching alongside fellow Welsh wildlife organisations and nature lovers in Cardiff, as a united 'Biodiversity Bloc'.
Meet us at the National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens behind City Hall at 11.30am, where we will gather before moving to together at 12pm to the front of City Hall to join with the rest of those gathering for the march.
Can't make it to Glasgow or Cardiff?
You can search for a march near you here
Join the virtual World Climate March
If you can’t attend a physical march, don’t worry you can still support online by joining the virtual World Climate March. The World Climate March, supported by WWF and a coalition of partners, gives people all over the world the opportunity to be present at the Day of Action by uploading photos and videos of them marching. This content will be displayed on mobile adverts along the protest routes in Glasgow and London.
Show world leaders you are watching them by joining the World Climate March here: https://www.worldclimatemarch.org/
You can also show your support on social media by posting these graphics.
Advice for joining the Global Day of Action
- Ensure you know the meeting point for WWF supporters and stay in your bloc. If you are joining a march near you that WWF, won’t be attending, make sure you stay in contact with anyone you have travelled to the march with. There will be stewards in every bloc, who will be highly visible and available to help you
- Bring suitable clothing, footwear, drinks and snacks, in case the protest gets delayed or police hold marchers in an area for a time
- Follow the directions of stewards and the police
- Keep an eye on your belongings at all times
- If you need first aid, contact a steward
- Take a lateral flow test the night before the protest, and don’t participate if you have any Covid symptoms
- Wear a mask and clean your hands regularly
- Observe social distancing and maintain distances between different blocs during the march
- Avoid singing or chanting as this can increase the risk of virus transmission
- Provide your contact details to stewards for test and trace
- Be friendly and look out for each other
- Respect the communities who live in the area
- Don’t place posters or stickers on buildings or street furniture
- Take your banners, posters and rubbish home with you
- Avoid any damage to property
- Follow the route of the march and don’t stray on to private property
- Use language and behaviour appropriate for a family-friendly march
- Use public transport where possible to get to and from the march
Why are we marching?
Fires rage across the Amazon, California and Greece. Floods devastate homes from China to Germany. People and animals suffer as carbon emissions continue to rise, and we find our world on the brink of irreversible harm.
But it’s not too late. We’ve already shown that change can happen. From record-breaking periods without coal power, to the rise in renewables around the world. By the end of this decade we could look back at 2021 as a turning point. Greenhouse gas emissions halved, nature and wildlife recovering all around us, habitats beginning to thrive again. It can be done – but only if we show up right now, and join the fight for our world.
This November, we have a historic opportunity at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow. This is our moment to turn the tide, to demonstrate the scale of Britain’s ambition, and to come together with the rest of the world to make a better future for every one of its inhabitants.
Our leaders have made the most important promise they could make: the promise of a safer climate. For our children, for wildlife, for all of us.
Our leaders promised to help – now it’s time for them to deliver.
If we want climate promises to be kept; if we want a greener, healthier future; we have to show our leaders that this is not just business as usual.
This is no time to stand on the sidelines – this is the time for action.
We’re marching to remind our leaders of the pledges they have made; to make those climate promises harder to break; to show our leaders that we’re paying attention and we’re not going to look away.