The People’s Climate March – as it happened

Thank you, London.

You turned out in your thousands on a windy November day to be part of something truly exceptional. As world leaders started gathering in Paris for a crucial climate summit, you made history – well over half a million people worldwide marched in the biggest ever global show of support for climate action.

Here’s our snapshot of a day filled with wonderful moments. (Want to see even more? Check out our Flickr gallery!)

Crowds at Whitehall

Long before noon, the streets began to fill with people, young and old, from all walks of life, ready to march for what they love – and they were keen to show everyone why they’d come:

For The Love Of placard

We marched for the love of chocolate, bees, polar bears and more - and for 100% clean energy to keep them safe.

People had travelled from up and down the country to be part of it, joining the crowds that stretched all the way across Central London.

And we weren’t alone as we gathered – London’s march was just one of over 2000 marches taking place across the world over a weekend of action…

…some with better weather than ours.

But the weather couldn’t stop us. As the march began to move, there was a feeling of warmth and celebration as dozens of organisations and thousands of people came together in support for action on climate change.

Musicians and dancers brought rhythm and colour to the march, keeping us warm as we made our way through the streets of London.

Parents and grandparents joined in the fun, with future generations well represented:

Parents and children with placards

And in what might just be a Climate March first, snowsports lovers even set up a dry ski slope right outside Parliament to show their support.

At last the crowds arrived on Millbank to hear rousing speeches from communities affected by climate change, future generations, and stunning music and poetry to round off an inspiring day.

As the rally drew to a close, we heard the good news – over 50,000 people had braved the London cold to march for climate action!

So many of us out in the streets couldn’t be ignored, and the march made headlines across the media.


Thank you so much for joining us – for marching, for dancing, for cheering and for telling everyone that the things we love must be protected from climate change. We were part of something huge, and we’ve shown world leaders at a crucial moment that hundreds and thousands of people around the globe want climate action now.

Were  you there? We’d love to hear your experiences of the Climate March. Please take a moment to let us know what you thought!