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Tens of thousands demand climate action in Swiss capital

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🗞️ Driving the news: Over 60,000 protesters assembled in Bern, Switzerland, demanding more robust climate policies less than a month before the national election, reflecting public frustration with the perceived sluggishness in addressing climate change

🔭 The context: Switzerland, facing climate change impacts like a 10% glacier reduction in two years and record temperatures, sees rare large protests as the public expresses discontent with government actions, emphasizing the urgent need for effective climate measures

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Switzerland's climate policies face criticism for being "insufficient," amplifying the need for urgent and impactful actions
• The protest underscores the growing awareness and concern among the public about climate change and the expectation for more decisive policies

⏭️ What's next: The Green Party, ahead of the upcoming legislative poll, underscores the necessity for change, criticizing the current majority for hindering prompt and effective climate protection, echoing a broader sentiment for more aggressive climate action

💬 One quote: "Many have been losing hope because the government is approving new roads and delaying the climate law. But today we were powerful" (Georg Klingler, Greenpeace activist)

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