This demonstration coincided with the United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP28), which is being carried out in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The protest was organized by the Coalition Climat, a group of NGOs, unions, and social organizations.
The march commenced around 13:15 local time near Brussels' North Station and headed towards Cinquantenaire Park, where speeches and concerts were scheduled.
Meanwhile, during the COP28 meetings, Future Earth, the Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme presented the report titled "Ten New Insights in Climate Science," updating the current scientific knowledge on global ecosystem transformations.
This report highlighted the "imminent inevitability" of surpassing the 1.5-degree Celsius limit set in the Paris Agreement, a situation that "will lead to a significant increase in risks and uncertainty."
Various pieces of evidence suggest that efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions are falling short, with no apparent path to avoiding a global temperature increase of at least 1.5 degrees for several decades.
"Achieving this would only be possible through truly radical transformations that have not yet been observed," states a report compiled by 67 researchers from 24 countries.
#Brazil | People from @ENGAJAMUNDO occupied the #COP28UAE with a pink dolphin covered in oil to denounce the risks that oil extraction would entail in the Amazon basin.
With the departure of the heads of state, space opens up for demonstrations at the Climate Change Conference. pic.twitter.com/uq1Pfqw0zD