Global Marches Ahead of UN Climate Summit – #Cop21

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Ahead of Monday’s United Nations climate conference (Cop21) in the French capital, people globally have planned a weekend of protests.

The goal of the protests is to pressure the United Nations climate conference attendees to agree to a plan that assures 100% renewable energy globally by 2050.

This weekends, People’s Climate Marches were organized globally, with Paris being the location of the UN Climate Conference it was also to be the main focus of the organized protests.

France has since put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the climate talks and banned the planned protests in Paris using emergency laws put in place following the Paris shootings.

On Sunday major events are planned in London and New York. Check back for more.

Here are some of the photos from the first day of the Global Climate March

60,000 peopled turned out in Melbourne for Australia’s largest climate march ever.

60,000 peopled turned out in Melbourne for Australia’s largest climate march ever.

Crowds at the People's Climate March through Brisbane. Photo: Glenn Hunt

Crowds at the People’s Climate March through Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Glenn Hunt

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Tens of thousands in the Philippines joined the climate march - Photo: Ac Dimatatac

Tens of thousands in the Philippines joined the climate march – Photo: Ac Dimatatac

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Cairo, Egypt standing up to demand climate action.

Wellington, New Zealand

An estimated 8000 people rally to the People’s Climate March through Wellington, New Zealand

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An estimated 8000 people rally to the People’s Climate March through Wellington city. Auckland’s march kicked off 35 events being held around the New Zealand on Saturday and Sunday.

Climate love from Zurich, Switzerland

Climate love from Zurich, Switzerland

Beautiful banner on the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.

Beautiful banner on the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.

Nepal: Students of Damauli in Tanahun district take out a rally to raise awareness on climate change, on Saturday. Photo: Madan Wagle

Nepal: Students of Damauli in Tanahun district take out a rally to raise awareness on climate change, on Saturday. Photo: Madan Wagle

In Tokyo, Japan (Photo Credit: Hiroshi Okamoto)

In Tokyo, Japan (Photo Credit: Hiroshi Okamoto)

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