This week will be historic. In over 150 countries, people are stepping up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.
Adults will join young people across the planet as millions of people disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on the 20th September and 27th September and for the ‘Week for Future and Climate Justice’ in between.
The climate strikes movement inspired by teenager Greta Thunberg has spread rapidly across the world in the last 12 months. The weeklong movement will surround the UN Climate Summit being held on the 23rd of September. In Europe, some of these actions will build pressure on European finance ministers who have the opportunity to prevent the world’s largest public lender financing dangerous new fossil fuel projects around the world.
The Week for Future and Climate Justice will be marked with direct actions and activities highlighting the devastating impacts of climate and ecological breakdown that are being felt the world over. From record-breaking heatwaves in Europe, the Arctic and India, to wildfires, floods, famine and drought, massive inequality and continued repression of community voices, there is no denying we are in a state of global climate emergency – people are rising up to make polluters pay and hold elected officials accountable at this time of crisis.
The first ever widespread global blackout will also be taking place with many organisations and businesses planning to stop business as usual by shutting down their websites and redirecting them to the global climate strikes website.
A representative for Fridays for the Future said: “The Global Climate Strikes are fast approaching. Time is running out to implement the changes we need to tackle the climate crisis and create a better world. Youth strikers have called for adults to stand with them and support their demands for climate justice. Now is that moment.”
In Turkey, strikes will take place in major cities including Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir – people will congregate in traditional spaces of resistance and outside government buildings to demand an end to coal use and climate justice.
Some 32,000 students from 40 schools of the Turkish Education Association will support the movement between Sept. 20-27.
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