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(NEW YORK) — Activists say they hope for “a world safe from the ravages of climate change,” as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns, two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue.

“Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach,” organizers of the People’s Climate March, the New York City event planned for Sunday, Sept. 21, wrote on their Facebook page.

“A world with an economy that works for people and the planet … A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone,” they wrote.

The plan is for the march to assemble in New York City’s Central Park the morning of Sept. 21 and move downtown along a two-mile route, according to the organizers.

The march is scheduled two days before a United Nations summit on climate change. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host the 2014 climate summit on Sept. 23. World leaders from governments and international environmental and business industries are expected to attend, according to the United Nations’ website.

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