By Alex Glenn • 20 October 2021 • 9:57
Spanish climate change campaigners have been welcomed in the UK. The campaigners are marching to Glasgow for the COP26 Summit.
The climate change campaigners started their journey in Spain’s Bilbao. They landed in Portsmouth. This is where they began the march to Glasgow. The COP26 Summit will be held next month.
The 12 walkers from Spain were met by the Mayor of Darlington, Cyndi Hughes. The mayor met the walkers as they headed over the North Yorkshire/County Durham border.
The mayor commented: “As Darlington’s first citizen I was so honoured to meet them and to welcome them.
“It’s the duty of us all to encourage our governments to take action now to save the planet so all power to the walkers.”
Carlos Buj is one of the climate change campaigners. Carlos is a project manager and an environmental educator. He commented: “The first day was actually the hardest. The weather was terrible so it wasn’t a good start but somehow we kept going.”
Walker Jose Martinez explained: “We believe it is our duty to make this small symbolic sacrifice if it can help raise awareness about all that is at stake in Glasgow. It is our future that is on the line.”
“Science tells us that the future of humanity depends on what happens at the Climate Change Summit in Glasgow in November. It’s our very last chance to take effective action,” said campaigner Maribel Roldon.
Friends of the Earth Darlington are supporting the campaigners. Kendra Ullyart stated: “We are all walking with you in spirit.”
Sanja Ali, Labour councillor said: “I think people are starting to rethink what it means to be rich. It’s about having clean air to breathe and being able to use our natural resources responsibly. It’s not about polluting the earth and consuming more than we need.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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