Activists plan to demand action on climate change

NGO action Campaigners aim to pile on the pressure with street events in Copenhagen and London.

The streets of Copenhagen and London will be a riot of colour in December as NGOs plan to pile pressure on the world's leaders during the hotly anticipated UN climate talks.

Stop Climate Chaos is organising 'The Wave' - expected to be the UK's biggest demonstration on climate change. Taking place in London on 5 December, it aims to get a ring of people to circle Parliament demanding that action be taken at the summit.

Meanwhile, NGOs are working out how to get their individual messages across in the din. Greenpeace press officer James Turner said his team would be using 'spectacular actions' to put pressure on world leaders to come up with a legally binding agreement.

WWF has chosen a quieter, more targeted approach, by briefing journalists on a one-to-one basis in advance and lining up experts for media. It is working with Eurostar and other train companies to put on a special train for journalists to attend the conference.

The UK team at Friends of the Earth will join its international counterparts to create 'The Flood' - a group of activists and members of the public walking through the streets of Copenhagen on 12 December to support stronger action on climate change.

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