March for change

27 February 2020

Climate change will be a major theme of the International Women’s Day March amid rising concerns about its effects on health.

The march, to be held from 5.30pm, Friday, March 6 (starting at Tarntanyangga, Victoria Square, and finishing at Parliament House on North Tce), will celebrate women leading the push for action on climate change.

A recent Consumer Health Forum (CHF) found 77 per cent of participants feared climate change could have an adverse impact on their health, citing concerns about water and food security, extreme weather, air pollution, population displacement and the spread of infectious diseases.

The CHF has strongly backed the campaign by the Climate and Health Alliance for a national strategy on climate health and wellbeing.

If you would like to show your support, wear red and join the march hosted by International Women’s Day SA. Click here for further information.