Hundreds march for action against climate change.

LAHORE -- Hundreds of climate activists participated in a climate march held from Simla Pahari till Aiwan-i-Iqbal on Egerton Road on the call of the civil society organisations on Monday.

Holding placards and chanting slogans, they demanded the government launch meaningful action against climate change. Some of the slogans on the placards called for action to control climate change, stopping pollution and unbridled consumption of fossil fuel.

In order to sound the alarm about the climate emergency, the participants were wearing red shirts with the slogan, 'Climate revolution, not pollution'.

Speaking to the marchers, Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee's Farooq Tariq demanded immediate halt of the coal-based energy projects. He said gas and oil-based energy systems were not only expensive but detrimental to the environment. He said sustainable energy methods needed to be adopted to make the country become self-sufficient in energy.

Environmental lawyer Ahmed Rafay Alam said the problem of climate change could not be left to political parties as everyone needed to play their part. He said Pakistan had to fulfil its promise of phasing out coal-based energy that it announced last year. He stressed adoption of...

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