More than 570,000 protesters marched around the world last weekend to demand action on climate change.
Some demonstrations were large and others, like Altea’s, more modest but all were marching in defence of the planet. All were hoping that real and lasting change would emerge from the Paris Climate Summit.
Populations called on world leaders to stop talking in abstract terms. The time has come, they were saying, for 100 per cent renewable energy, sustainable transport and food sovereignty to ensure that small farmers retain control of their land.
The Altea march was organised by Environment Councillor Beatriu Nomdedeu, who headed the march, accompanied by Anna Alvado, Councillor for Tourism and Commerce.
The marchers of all nationalities included others from Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Calpe and Denia. Altea’s brass band brought up the rear and green heart-shaped balloons, the common emblem chosen for the global demonstrations, floated above the procession.