Caravan for Climate Justice starts on 2 April

It already has more than 20 organizations in Portugal

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Faced with the panorama of the climate crisis, today, more than ever, it is necessary to act. In this sense, the Caravan for Climate Justice – a unique initiative in the fight for the future – hits the road on the 2nd of April, starting a journey of 400 km across the country, culminating in a demonstration on the 16th of April in the Parque of Nations in Lisbon.

The Caravan for Climate Justice, which already brings together more than 20 organizations, marks its departure from Leirosa beach, south of Figueira da Foz, passing through several areas of the centre of the country until its arrival at Parque das Nações, in Lisbon.

The route consists of daily stages and is divided into two stages: a first stage mainly on foot, passing through Figueira da Foz, Montemor-o-Velho, Coimbra, Miranda do Corvo, Ferraria de São João, Pedrógão Grande, Sertã, Proença -a-Nova, Foz do Cobrão and Vila Velha de Ródão; and the second phase, predominantly covered by train, which will continue through Mouriscas, Pego, Constância, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Vale de Santarém, Cartaxo and Alhandra, all the way to Lisbon. The daily journeys have routes between 10km and 20km, and the detailed route can be seen on the caravan website .

Currently, this unprecedented event counts with the involvement of more than 20 national and local organizations, such as Acréscimo, Enough of Environmental Crimes, Casa de Pedrógão Grande, Climaximo, Colinas do Tejo, EcoCartaxo, EcoMood Portugal, Movimento Uranio in Nisa Não, Santarém Valley Ecologist Movement, Ar Puro Civic Movement, ProTejo, Forest Reform Now!, Pollen, TROCA – Platform for a Fair International Trade, Iberian Antinuclear Movement, Loving the Planet, Student Climate Strike, Gravito Healing and Retreat Centre, Flying Sharks , ClimAção Centro, APECE, Association of Victims of the Fire of Pedrógão Grande (AVIPG) and Association of Parents of AE de Pedrógão Grande.

During the Caravan, meetings and debates will be organized daily with local populations and some of the main ones responsible for the climate crisis in Portugal (namely the Navigator Company, Trustenergy, Celbi, CIMPOR and Celtejo) will also be pointed out, denouncing the progress of projects and infrastructures. disasters, such as the Alvito and Pisão dams and the Tejo Project, which proposes a new “Alqueva do Tejo“.

Registration is currently open on the site for participants and organizations and can be covered the entirety of the route or just part of it.

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