Why we’re walking

Marching for a better, fairer world

Floods. Fires. Storms. Droughts. Rising global temperatures are wreaking havoc on the lives of the people least responsible for the climate crisis. And they are getting worse.

But the wealthiest countries - those most responsible for polluting the planet – are dragging their feet. Their leaders aren’t taking enough action to cut their country's emissions, or delivering the funding needed to protect communities dealing with the climate emergency.

This November, world leaders, scientists and activists will attend the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. We need countries to step up to their fair share of action and finance, and to agree to international policy frameworks that will keep us safe.  

But not everyone that needs to be in the room will be able to get there.  With the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, and the unfair distribution of vaccines, many key voices from the world’s most vulnerable communities will not be heard during these crucial talks about their future.  

ActionAid’s EarthWalk means people everywhere can step up, so that politicians hear the calls of those already on the front lines of the climate crisis.

You can do your bit to demand climate justice and real action by joining EarthWalk. Help us reach the target of collectively covering 40,000 kilometres – the Earth’s circumference - by signing up and entering the distance you’ve walked. 

We’re asking people to join our journey for climate justice, starting in October, and ending with a virtual event at COP26 in November. Send us videos and photos of your EarthWalk to add to our projections at COP26 in Glasgow, where our virtual presence will “hand in” the demands of walkers from all over the world.

We will bring the voices of people excluded from climate talks, but with the most at stake, to deliver a powerful message to politicians. We will make sure that those most affected by the climate crisis, particularly women and young people are seen and heard, including at the Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

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