Sunday 4 September, climate activists will gather in front of the Brussels-Central station as part of the Rise for Climate Belgium protest movement.
“The aim is to wake up politics at the start of the new political year after a dramatic summer in the climate field so that things move faster,” explains Kim Lê Quang, a member of Rise for Climate Belgium told Belga News Agency.
The action wants to urge both the Belgian government and the European Union to “show more political will to prevent and solve the climate problems, and to implement the Green Deal and the Paris Climate Agreement”, organisers announced.
The action takes place on the eve of World Amazon Day, which will emphasise the issues of deforestation and human rights in the Amazon region.
The Brazilian organisation Espirito Mundo is co-organising the event, and Angela Mendes, daughter of murdered militant Chico Mendes and member of the Forest Peoples Alliance, will also be present.
Several events are scheduled for Sunday, ranging from speeches to concerts and performances. More information here.