Thousands of people are due to take to the streets at the weekend in protests calling for climate justice.
More than 40 demonstrations have been planned across Britain and Ireland by climate and social justice groups, unions, cost-of-living activists and local communities.
The list of places includes Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast, Nottingham, Leicester, Oxford, Norwich and Plymouth.
The protest are part of a global day of action on Saturday 12 November, in the mid-point of the COP27 UN climate talks in Egypt.
A year ago, during COP26, there were more than 300 worldwide protests, including an estimated 100,000 people marching in the host city of Glasgow.
This year, the organiser, the Climate Justice Coalition, is calling on the UK government to implement solutions to both the climate and cost-of-living crises.
In Edinburgh, the march passes points illustrating demands for climate justice. They include UK government offices in Sibbald Place, to draw attention to the opening of new oil and gas fields.
The UK government is considering approval of the Rosebank oil field in the North Sea, which contains 500 million barrels of oil.
Mary O’Brien, a grandmother of 10, from the Stop Rosebank campaign, said:
“If the UK Government were to approve the vast new Rosebank field it would be adding fuel to the fire that is engulfing our planet.
“Climate science is perfectly clear that new oil and gas is incompatible with the urgent action we need to take to cut climate pollution.
“Projects like Rosebank only benefit oil companies at a time when they are already making billions in profits and causing widespread harm. “
The protests are also supported by climate and community groups. Joan Forehand, of Extinction Rebellion Scotland, said:
“None of us are going to be insulated from the climate crisis but there is terrible injustice and unfairness to this catastrophe. It’s only fair that loss and damage payments are given to those who will suffer the most from this crisis, through no fault of their own.”
Tina Louise, a community activist from Blackpool, said:
“It is impossible to stand by and accept the multiple problems people are facing.
“We are coming together in Blackpool on the 12th to demand action on the cost of living crisis, climate crisis, and the health crisis in our NHS.
“The government can and must act to stop new oil and gas projects, tax massive oil profits and support people here this winter, and those globally most affected by climate change.”