It all started when Greta Thunberg, 15 years old, started protesting outside the Swedish Riksdag (parliament) during the weeks before the elections in August 2018, with a sign that read “Skolstrejk för klimatet” or “School strike for climate”. Since then Climate Emergency became a growing issue in global politics and media. Finally!
meet Fridays For Future Milano
After the elections Greta continued her strike every Friday. This protest went viral and was picked up by millions of young people all over the world who now strike every Friday for their Future, meaning they want to live on a healthy Planet with healthy Climate and healthy Nature.
Now Fridays For Future (#FFF) is a global movement with presence in every major and many smaller cities of the Planet.
Basically there are only two things that Fridays For Future asks from governments, politicians, the media, journalists, business leaders and other people in power or with influence in the world:
- Recognize the scientific facts as exposed by the IPCC report.
- Comply, at least, with the Paris agreement.
In essence this means:
- reduce human CO2 emissions to zero as soon as possible and also of other greenhouse gases
- stop all use of fossile fuels and its derivates: coal, gas, oil and plastics
- reduce air travel, meat consumption, “fast fashion”
- abandon “business as usual” and bring about a full global system change that puts Planet & People in the first place instead Money & Markets
Global Climate Strikes
The Climate and Environmental Crisis is global, so the strikes are too.
The Climate and Environmental Crisis is persistent, so the strikes are too.
Next Global Climate Strike: expected, 24 April 2020
Former Global Climate Strikes and other key dates:
- 29 November 2019
- 20 and 27 September 2019
- 24 may 2019
- 20 May 2019 – Declaration of climate and ecological emergency, Milano
- 15 March 2019
- 14 December 2018 – Sarah was the first to go “in piazza” in Milano
- 20 August 2018 Greta held her first “Skolstrejk för klimatet”