On September 21, 2014, the world witnessed the largest climate march in history as stated by the trending newspapers naming, BBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press. More than 400,000 participants including renowned celebrities like United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former Vice President Al Gore, actors Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio, were seen demonstrating their unison with the cause that emphasized the largest crowd across the globe till date. This Climate March not only focused on vital necessity of adapting steps to preserve the environment immediately, but also motivated individuals to do their role in order to help each other and themselves to enhance the prosperity of the climate globally.
On a remarkable note, the 4Matters team is proud to mention that many Bangladeshis were beheld to take part in the march, including the Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN). As Bangladesh is one of the very few countries who will be severely affected by climate change, resulting in a large part of Bangladesh getting submerged by rising sea level which will ultimately displace about 20 million people by 2050 as predicted by a conservative estimate, the presence of individuals in the march reinstated the fact that immediatesteps need to be taken in order to help protect the environment. Nonetheless, the national flag of Bangladesh was also seen to be upraised by the participating Bangladeshi individuals, which confirmed the concerns that they possess in order to preserve and protect the national as well as the global climate.
Bangladeshis who represented the country in the largest climate march in history not only raised the concerns that we hold in order to adapt measures to preserve the climate, but also demonstrated the apprehensions we share in working together as a team to help ourselves to create a global climate change.
Those from South-Asian regions also made their voices heard. Check out the story here.