#FridaysforFuture is a global movement of school strikers calling for urgent action on climate change. The movement began in August 2018 when teenager Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every Friday protesting the lack of action on climate change. She will continue her strike every Friday until Swedish policies put the country on track to deliver on the Paris Agreement temperature goals.
Every Friday, school children across the world strike from school for their futures, calling for leaders to unite behind the science, follow with the Paris Agreement and keep global warming to 1.5ºC.
Christiana Figueres said: "The Paris Agreement has gained a powerful new spokesperson: tens of thousands of young people from all over the world. A whole new generation has understood the Agreement’s significance and the urgent need to act on climate to protect our future. I suspect the clarion call of the school strikes for climate, in support of the science and keeping warming to below 1.5ºC, is beginning to resonate in board rooms and across negotiating tables everywhere. Keeping the pressure up this year, and next, is going to be tremendously important. Leaders will need constant reminding that there is broad support for the necessary transformational changes that will shift our economy onto the decarbonisation track laid out in Paris. 2020 is the first test of that track. It’s the moment when governments agreed to come back to the table with new, better, emission reduction plans. The school strikes have become a key piece of the puzzle in holding governments accountable and reminding them that decarbonizing and modernizing the economy is actually in their interest".