Walkers make COP26 call

Climate Action supporters gathered on the steps of Berwick Town Hall on Saturday before setting off on an awareness-raising walk.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 10:15 am
Updated Monday, 18th October 2021, 6:45 pm
Participants meet in Berwick for the start of the walk to Eyemouth.

They said that they wanted to emphasise the need for decisive, sustainable action plans to be agreed at the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

Other pilgrimage walks are converging on Glasgow, but the Climate Action Berwick and Borders group did the walk to Eyemouth as it is also focusing on local sustainable policies to reduce pollution in the town – such as promoting cycling and walking, and ensuring homes are insulated, beaches are clean and plastic use is reduced.

A spokesman for the group said: “There is an opportunity to plant an extra tree in your garden through a Northumberland County Council initiative, or join us in more ambitious plans.

“For more information, email [email protected] or please go to the Climate Action Berwick and Borders Facebook page.”