Young people have been mobilising for global climate action. They have been organising demonstrations around the world, demanding action from governments under the banner ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate.’
On 20th September 2019, young people all over the world called on adults to join them as part of a global day of action for the climate – three days before the UN emergency climate summit being held in New York.
Together young and old climate activists, trade unionists and workers came together to support the Global Climate Strike. Led by schoolchildren, they took to the streets in hundreds of cities around the world in a historic protest of the global inaction around climate change.
Over 2,500 events were organised across 163 countries on all seven continents. It is estimated that over 4 million people participated in the strikes worldwide.
Fellow trade unionists across the world spoke out in support of the Global Climate Strike. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy have gathered together statements of union support and actions in support of the youth-led calls for Global Climate Action.
See pictures from the Manchester Climate Strike below.