End Fossil Fuels – Edinburgh Climate March
When: 10:45 am, September 16, 2023 to 3:00 pm, September 16, 2023
Where: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ , (GJN meeting point: Scott Monument. March starts from The Mound) View on map
Join us for a family-friendly climate march in Edinburgh to demand a fair and fast transition away from fossil fuels!
This march has been organised by the Edinburgh Climate Coalition
If you’d like to join the Global Justice Now Scotland contingent, and march with other GJN activists, we are meeting beside the Scott Monument, in Princes Street Gardens at 10.45. Look our for our GJN flags and banners.
The march will start at the Mound and end at the Scottish parliament.
More about the march
The UK Government recently announced plans to licence 100 new oil fields in the North Sea, committing us to decades of climate pollution.
The Scottish Government has failed to condemn plans for Rosebank, the largest undeveloped North Sea oil field.
As Global Justice Now campaigners, we also want the Scottish government to speak out about the need for the UK to exit the Energy Charter Treaty, and to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation treaty – that would ensure a global exit plan for fossil fuels.
We are in a cycle of summertime droughts and wildfires, and winters in which people cannot afford heating. Fossil fuels are the biggest contributor to climate chaos. More oil and gas sold on international markets will not benefit us.
In September as world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York, people on every continent will come together to demand an fast and fair transition away from fossil fuels.
We have the solutions to climate breakdown – we need to put pressure on decision makers to make them happen.