One of the most popular and important citizen movements among people in the last decades is the certainly the one on climate. The threats of climate change and its consequences bring young people on the street to fight for a safer future and urgent action at political level for climate justice. The school children skipping lessons deliver dire warnings to those in power and it lifted the spirits of millions of jaded older activists.
As 2019 unfolds, it will be a year that sees a rising tide of climate action with young people leading from the front. Seeing people of all ages willing to take direct action demonstrating their passion for the cause is a reminder of the need for a large, broad-based movement to achieve the change we need.
Following the international call launched by the young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, strikes and marches are being held in more than 80 countries around the world on Friday, March 15th.
In Belgium, Citizens for Climate, Students for Climate, Workers for Climate, Teachers for Climate and Rise for Climate have planned actions in more than 21 cities across the country. Activists from JPI Climate also joined the march in Brussels.