As negotiators work towards a global climate deal at UN talks in Lima, some 20,000 people demanded action
By Megan Darby in Lima
As negotiators entered day 9 of UN climate talks in Lima, out on the streets an estimated 20,000 marched to demand action.
Inside the temporary diplomatic village created in the grounds of a military base, the pace of progress was slow.
Outside, the message was of urgency. “Climate crisis! Time to act is now,” said a placard of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.
“There are no jobs on a dead planet,” read a trade union banner. “Resistancia,” said another.
Friends of the Earth International campaigner Dipti Bhatnagar said a global climate deal must protect people on the front line.