Over two hundred farmers, fishermen, and activists today gathered outside of the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, as negotiators reach the finishing line of the Climate Change Conference.
Organised largely by ActionAid and 350.org, the protest gathered organisations such as Asian People’s Movement for Debt and Development, (APMDD) Asia Climate Change Consortium, and International Youth Climate Movement (YOUNGO).
“It’s important for civil society organisations and activists to come out and show the gap, the gulf, that we are seeing between reality and [the negotiations]. It’s about communicating the challenges that people are facing on the ground,” said Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s global lead on climate change.
Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s global lead on climate change.
Khun Ari, a 58-year old farmer and community organiser.
Farmers from Patum Thani region came to Bangkok for the protest.