Short video highlights from the Global Day of Action March for Climate Justice, filmed in the host city of Glasgow during COP26 on Saturday 6th November 2021.
The message is about the power of people coming together from almost every nation on Earth to demand just and fair solutions to the climate crisis.
In Broich Road, where our school is situated, the green fields and open spaces that use to exist have been replaced over the last few years by schools, supermarkets and now by a housing development. Traffic has increased and wild spaces, spaces for nature and wildlife have decreased. Just in the last year, since a large housing building project began, we have noticed on our twice weekly outdoor learning sessions in nearby Broich Woods, a significant decrease in wildlife sightings. Our plan is to create a wildlife and woodland corridor to connect up the dwindling wild spaces around the school and to re-balance the loss of habitat for local wildlife. This film tells the story of the wildlife in the local woods and their worries about the impact of human development on nature.
For COP26, 30 pilgrims are walking across Europe to Glasgow. This film follows their arrival into Scotland, after journeys of more than 1,500km. Their mission is to tell world leaders at COP26 – and everyone they meet along the way – that we must act now to end the Climate Emergency. While the pilgrims represent different faiths, they are united in protecting our Common Home – to respond, as Pope Francis teaches us, to the cry of the earth, and the cry of the poor. SCIAF helped arrange the Scottish leg of the journey, as the pilgrims carry their message across the country.