Climate strike rally in Palma

Yesterday’s climate strike rally in Palma.

27-09-2019Pere Bota

According to an estimate from the national government delegation in the Balearics, some 4,500 people took part in the climate strike rally in Palma yesterday.

There was a gathering in the Plaça Tubo and then a march along the main streets of the city.

Chants made during the march included “there is no planet B”. Organisers called for the Spanish government to declare a climate emergency as a matter of urgency in order to develop specific policies to fight climate change.

Among regional politicians who took part was the environment minister Miquel Mir. For him, the “climate emergency is an undeniable fact”, and he demanded greater involvement by the Spanish government and the Eurpoean Union in dealing with the emergency. Mir noted that legislation in the Balearics has been pioneering.

He cited examples such as the region’s law on waste. But he stressed the importance of going much further in involving the public in adopting “sustainable habits”. He congratulated the many young people on the march - the great majority were students - and said that the government had given its full support.

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Ricky / Hace over 2 years

I comment regularly on environmental issues mainly because of cruise ships. Don’t forget them. Regarding cars and planes - we can’t win here. No cars, no planes, no tourists, no income. Do you have a suggestion on the right balance? For sure, someone has to legislate a solution before the island starts dying.

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Fred / Hace over 2 years

Reducing the thousands of Cars and Hire Cars that pollute the Island every day would be a major help to improve the Climate. The Via Centura is now a constant "Car Park " every day throughout the year. The sooner Electric Cars and charging points are installed. The better will the Islands' air climate will become.

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