A DAY of events will be held in Hereford to mark the global climate summit.

Climate justice will be under the spotlight as Hereford joins the global day of action around COP26 – the United Nations climate summit being held in Glasgow, on November 6.

Herefordshire Friends of the Earth (HFE), an environment campaign group, are calling for local groups to join the event, which aims to unite all climate activists and groups.

The group said the event is a chance to demand that governments and corporations limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees celcius and deliver real and just solutions to the climate crisis.

Events will start at noon in Hereford’s high town. At the same time, cities around the world will also be holding events to mark the summit.

Toni Fagan, of HFE, said: "There will be singing groups and stalls throughout the day. There will also be a table for people to come and voice their concerns about the climate crisis.

"There will be a vigil taking place, which will give people the opportunity to come together. They'll also be able to make placards if they want to."

The purpose of the events are to call for stronger and focused action on climate breakdown.

HFE said: "Herefordshire has its own recent experiences to add to the list of climate-related disasters that are causing havoc around the world and the event will give people the opportunity to relate their experiences to others."

Ruth Stanier, also of HFE, said: "Of course the pandemic may impact some people's ability or wish to take part. We shall have to do what feels most comfortable and follow all Covid measures in place on the day.

"There are many ways to get involved in the day. The COP26 Coalition is calling on organisations and networks to help make the demonstrations happen."

Individuals or groups who want to be involved or would like more information, email melodie4foe@gmail.com.