Monday, Nov. 30 has marked the beginning of the U.N. Paris Climate Summit. The summit is meant to spur world leaders to devise a plan to meaningfully, and finally, combat climate change.
Meanwhile, thousands of people in countries like Japan, South Africa, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, among others, poured onto the streets in hopes of reminding politicians that the issue is serious and action must not be delayed.
Here are some images of the rallies from across the globe:
"We want to send a message to the rest of the world, especially the world leaders at the climate talks, to say that our survival is not negotiable," Denise Fontanilla, spokeswoman for the Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development, told AFP in the Philippines.
Although after the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, such protests and public gatherings have been banned in France, a large number of people came out on the streets to stand up for the cause .The Eiffel Tower also was lit up green for the same reason.
The French President François Hollande, who is also taking part in the negotiations beginning Monday, said: "Man is the worst enemy of man. We can see it with terrorism. But we can say the same when it comes to climate. Human beings are destroying nature, damaging the environment."