Meanwhile, UK coal is costing 2,900 lives per yeardue to air pollution, with people who live by UK power stations most at risk. The UK also needlessly benefits from environmental and human rights abuses carried out by coal-mining companies in Russia and Colombia.
Coal, and other fossil fuels such as oil and gas, contribute to catastrophic climate change which is already costing lives and habitats worldwide.
Join us to demand an end to coal now
Throughout the day we will create a public sculpture to recognise the lives which could be saved each year if we quit coal.
Join us any time from 11am to help create this, or come at 12 noon for the demo to demand the UK Government ends coal now, with decisive and legally binding action, to cut carbon and save lives.