youth strike 4 climate

climate protesters bring london’s oxford circus to a standstill on friday

Students bring fresh wave of climate strikes to UK streets

The organisers of the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement said “sizeable events” took place in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Brighton, among other towns and cities. They mirrored events around the world, as protesters from cities as far apart as Helsinki and Delhi took to the streets.

eve white and her children join climate protests in tasmania

Parents around the world mobilise behind youth climate strikes

‘We owe it to our kids’: parents from 16 countries demand urgent climate action. Parents and grandparents around the world are mobilising in support of the youth strikes for climate movement that has swept the globe.

students in sydney demand action on climate change

Youth climate strikes to take place in more than 100 countries

Hundreds of thousands of children are expected to walk out of their classrooms on Friday for a global climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis.

young environmental activist jonas kampus, from zurich switzerland

Youth climate strikers: ‘We are going to change the fate of humanity’

The letter, published by the Guardian, says: “United we will rise on 15 March and many times after until we see climate justice. We demand the world’s decision makers take responsibility and solve this crisis. You have failed us in the past. [But] the youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again.”

teachers protest outside the department for education in london

Teachers and students stage mock climate classes in Whitehall

More than 100 teachers, academics and students have blocked traffic and staged mock climate classes outside the Department for Education in a protest against the underplaying of environmental problems in the national curriculum.

school strike for climate action in melbourne

‘If not us, who?’ Failure of representation drives youth climate strike

As a movement grows across the world, young people say they want politicians to protect their interests — It had been a day for grown-ups to show climate leadership. On a cold 25 January, Germany’s coal commission gathered at the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy in Berlin to decide the future of coal …

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protesters in brighton

School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike

Thousands of young people walk out of lessons in protest at political inaction over crisis — Thousands of schoolchildren and young people have walked out of classes to join a UK-wide climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis. Organisers said more than 10,000 young people in …

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the proposed school strike is inspired by similar protests in australia, above, and elsewhere

Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads

Thousands of pupils set to be absent on 15 February, putting schools on the spot — Headteachers across the country will this week be faced with a tricky dilemma: should they allow their pupils to go on strike? Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to absent themselves from school on Friday to take part in a …

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