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SWT to protest against climate change

PUBLISHED: 13:38 24 November 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 01 August 2010

SUFFOLK Wildlife Trust will be taking part in the UK's biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change.

The Wave takes place in London next Saturday, and the trust is urging members, supporters and anyone else concerned about climate change to join them.

SUFFOLK Wildlife Trust will be taking part in the UK's biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change.

The Wave takes place in London next Saturday, and the trust is urging members, supporters and anyone else concerned about climate change to join them.

The demonstration is being organised by the Stop Climate Chaos coalition of which The Wildlife Trusts are a member. It aims to mobilise the public to put pressure on the UK government ahead of the crucial United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen.

Julian Roughton, chief executive of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, said: “We would strongly encourage our members to join us at The Wave march. Climate change is a massive issue for people and wildlife globally, and this is a fantastic and fun opportunity to take positive action.

“Suffolk Wildlife Trust alone has more than 25,000 members, while The 47 Wildlife Trusts around the UK have a combined membership of nearly 800,000.

“We care deeply about the future of our natural environment on land and at sea, and we all ultimately depend upon it, but climate change is predicted to have a dramatic impact on species and habitats everywhere.

“We need to take a positive step towards a legal agreement to reduce greenhouse gases by 40pc by 2020. The conference must recognise the role of natural ecosystems, such as forests and peatlands, in storing carbon. This is vital for us all.”

Suffolk Wildlife Trust and their supporters will be gathering in Berkeley Square, near Green Park tube station, from 11am onwards. There is a blue dress code. Blue face and hand painting will take place before the procession commences to Grosvenor Square at 12noon for the main rally, and then on to Parliament at around noon.

The march will culminate in people forming a human ring of blue around Parliament as Big Ben strikes at 3pm.

See the Stop Climate Chaos website for more details of discount transport to The Wave at www.stopclimatechaos.org/the-wave.

For more information on Suffolk Wildlife Trust call 01473 890089 or visit www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org.

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