posted Feb 29, 2016, 6:10 PM by Climate Action Hobart
Around 4000 gathered in Hobart on Parliament House Lawns at 1pm on Sunday 29 November, just before world leaders gathered at the UN climate talks in Paris.
- Over 130,000 people attended the marches across Australia on the weekend - the biggest climate marches in Australian history.
- This included 60,000 in Melbourne, 45,000 in Sydney, 10,000 in Brisbane and large crowds in Canberra (6000), Hobart (4000), Adelaide (6000), Perth (8000), Darwin (more than 500) and other regional towns including Burnie, Broome, Cairns, Coffs Harbour and more than 40 others.
- The People's Climate March in Australia brought together more than 300 partner organisations.
- Globally, 2300 events were held in 175 countries with over 570,000 people. This means Australia represented around one quarter of global turn out!
There was some great media coverage over the weekend, including lead stories in a number of television news broadcasts, and articles across the press. Here are a couple of many in The Age
, The SMH
, the Canberra Times
and The Guardian