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Environmental youth movement calls for global climate strike on Sept. 24

The Fridays for Future environmental youth movement is calling for a global climate strike on Sept. 24, 2021.

Carla Reemtsma
Co-convener, Fridays for Future (FFF) movement’s global climate strike, Carla Reemtsma

Activists want to mobilise people across the world in a bid to put pressure on political decision-makers, Fridays for Future Germany said on Monday, Sept. 13 before the official strike announcement.

Activists wanted to send a clear signal shortly before the upcoming German federal election (on Sept. 26,) and demand “immediate systemic change,’’ German activist Carla Reemtsma said.

She charged that politicians in the last few months had instrumental climate change as a campaign issued without advocating measures that were at all adequate to combat it.

Without massive pressure from society, Germany’s next government would not be able to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial age, Reemtsma explained further.

The movement expected more than 1,100 strikes in 78 countries on Sept. 24.

A total of 277 events and rallies had been registered throughout Germany to date.

Some 200 civil society organisations, including churches and non-governmental organisations as well as 4,000 companies, were also joined the global strike call, the organisation said.

The global movement Fridays for Future has conducted Friday demonstrations for the past three years, pushing for more effective climate protection and compliance with the Paris climate agreement.

The international community inked in 2015 in order to curb progressive global warming.

Fridays for Future’s most recent global climate strike took place on March 19 of this year.

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