Ahead of the Paris Climate Talks, climate demonstrations have begun around the world. (More)

Climate change protests across Australia – tens of thousands march

Climate change rallies rolled on across Australia on Sunday, following well attended protests in Melbourne on Friday and Darwin and Brisbane on Saturday.

On Sunday, it was the turn of Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth.

Australia’s climate-sensitive neighbours in the Pacific were a key focus for the climate change rally in Sydney, with representatives of communities from Pacific nations – including Tuvalu, Nauru, Kiribati and Tonga – prominent at the front of the march from the Domain to Circular Quay.

Dressed in red, they carried signs that read: “2C too late”, “We can’t walk on water”, and “Raise your voice, not sea levels”.

UN climate conference: Empty shoes replace cancelled Paris march

Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris amid tight security for a critical UN climate meeting.

The conference, known as COP21, starts on Monday and will try to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions.

Meanwhile Parisians have been placing hundreds of pairs of shoes at the Place de la Republique in the French capital.

COP21: Paris climate deal ‘more likely’ after terror attacks

The conference, known as COP21, starts on Monday and will try to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions.

Observers say that the recent terror attacks on the French capital will increase the chances of a new agreement.

Around 40,000 people are expected to participate in the event, which runs until 11 December.

The gathering of 147 heads of state and government is set to be far bigger than the 115 or so who came to Copenhagen in 2009, the last time the world came close to agreeing a long term deal on climate change.

COP21: Thousands join London climate change march

The event was the largest of about 2,500 demonstrations taking place around the world ahead of a critical UN climate summit in Paris.

Organisers said tens of thousands of people were on the route from Hyde Park to Whitehall.

Other UK events took place in cities including Newcastle and Belfast.

The Paris conference, known as COP21, starts on Monday and will try to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions.

The gathering of 147 heads of state and government is set to be far bigger than the 115 or so who came to Copenhagen in 2009, the last time the world came close to agreeing a long-term deal on climate change.

COP21: Marches on eve of summit
‘Tipping point’

Organisers say about 50,000 people took part in the London march which began at Park Lane at 13:00 GMT and took campaigners past the Houses of Parliament to a rally at Millbank.

But perhaps some of the best statements are coming from the people themselves:

 

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