• Saturday citywide blackout in Madrid to draw attention to climate change
• Spanish celebrities to participate as part of global climate-awareness initiative
Thousands of people are expected to participate in marches in cities across Spain on Sunday Nov. 29th, as part of the “Global March for Climate” activities occurring in more than 59 cities worldwide in advance of the global summit on climate change slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 11 in Paris.
Marchers are expected to make their way through the streets of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Murcia, Pamplona, Valencia, Valladolid, Zaragoza and other cities on Sunday.
In Madrid, the march will kick off at noon in the Plaze de Cibeles and continue to the Puerta del Sol, where Spanish actress and film director Iciar Bollaín will read the “Manifesto for Climate” adopted by the Climate Alliance, the organization sponsoring the marches worldwide.
On Saturday evening, there will be a citywide blackout of lights across Madrid lasting 15 minutes (from 19:30-19:45 hours) to draw attention to the problem of climate change worldwide. Organizers say the Global March for Climate will also stress the links between environment damage causing climate change with inequality and poverty, human rights and peace worldwide.