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Power Up launch unites thousands across 63 countries, calling for world leaders to embrace climate solutions

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Kicking off a month of actions for climate solutions under the banner of Power Up,  the weekend from Friday 3 to 5th of  November saw a display of international solidarity as citizens, activists, and organizations from Argentina to Zanzibar in over 200 locations spanning 63 countries came together for a long weekend of global action.

Led by communities worldwide, the Power Up events sent a resounding call to address the climate crisis, highlighting sustained demands for immediate and comprehensive climate solutions rooted in social justice from world leaders.

This first wave of actions in the month-long drumroll towards the UN Climate Talks in December (COP28), with a global day of action scheduled for December 9th saw a groundswell of support with individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds converging to demand positive change.

From bustling urban centers to remote villages, participants united under the common goal of powering up a sustainable, climate-resilient future.

Key highlights include

  • More than 200 locations across 63 countries participated, showcasing the scale of this global movement.
  • A wide range of activities including peaceful marches, educational events, art, underwater power-up actions, murals, and installations. 
  • Actions were attended by people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life, showcasing the inclusive nature of the climate movement.

“We stand at a pivotal moment in history where we can no longer ignore the undeniable truth – the climate crisis is here, and it affects us all,” said May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org.

“Our collective voice, heard across the globe this weekend, sends a clear message to world leaders: it’s time to power up immediate, ambitious, and comprehensive climate solutions.

Power Up is igniting a wave of hope and determination among climate advocates and concerned citizens worldwide. As the climate movement continues to gain momentum, it is clear that the demand for climate solutions will only grow stronger, May said.

“Our global call for climate action transcends borders, unites communities, and inspires change. Together, we can address the climate crisis and pave the way for a sustainable, just, and resilient future for all.”

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