Today a new global climate rally organized by the non-governmental organization Petki for the Future will also take place in Trieste. Protesters will gather in Trieste at 9 o’clock on Oberdan Square, from where they will march through the city streets with banners and chanting various slogans for climate justice. It will be in the afternoon from 4 p.m further on, the second part of the protest will take place in Vittorio Veneto Square, where music, performances, poetry will be on the agenda, and scientists and activists will also speak on the topic of climate change and local issues.
The Wärtsilä Factory Workers’ Collective, former member of the International Panel on Climate Change (Nobel Peace Prize winner) Filippo Giorgi, former rector of the University of Trieste Maurizio Fermiglia, Extinction Rebellion, WWF, Legambiente, Greenpeace, No Ovovia Committee, Committee for the protection of the pine forest on Katinara, the Trieste Green Peer Parliament, the unions USB, EMS, FIAB, COBAS, the Committee for the Protection of the Constitution, the movement Decrescita Felice, Link and others.
The protest, which is accompanied by a climate strike, coincides with the last day of the election campaign in Italy, in which the parties have not dealt much with the climate crisis, even though it is knocking on the door. This is evidenced by this year’s fires in the Karst, record heat, a drought that ended with heavy rains and floods in Marka, and the catastrophic melting of the ice on Marmolada.