By joining the first major global protest against climate change in six months the youth activists hope to make governments feel bad about things.

Greta Thunberg and other activists say they plan to hold protests Friday in cities across the world, not weeks before leaders meet for a U.N. summit in Glasgow.

Recent scientific reports paint a grim picture of international efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions, with the UN warning this week that more must be done to stay ahead of the goals set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan activist, said Friday’s protest will focus on climate justice, highlighting how countries that have historically made the lowest contribution to global warming are facing some of the most brutal consequences, from droughts to floods and famines.

She called on leaders who have pledged to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions not to build new fossil fuel infrastructure, such as coal plants or oil pipelines.

Germany is awaiting some of the largest protests in two days prior to elections to the new parliament.

Many German voters mentioned climate change as an important issue in their elections.

“The real scandal of this election is that in the year 2021, in the midst of the escalating climate crisis, no single party dares to speak up about what needs to be done,”Luisa Neubauer

“The real scandal of this election is that in the year 2021, in the midst of the escalating climate crisis, no single party dares to speak up about what needs to be done,” said German candidate Luisa Neubauer.

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Climate justice

Climate justice is a term used to frame climate change as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature. (wikipedia)


Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate is a Ugandan climate justice activist. She grew up in Kampala and started her activism in December 2018 after becoming concerned about the unusually high temperatures in her country. (wikipedia)


Luisa Neubauer

Luisa-Marie Neubauer is a German climate activist. She is one of the main organisers of the school strike for climate movement in Germany, (wikipedia)


Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. (wikipedia)


Greta Thunberg

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg ; born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. (wikipedia)


Green party

A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of green politics, such as social justice, environmentalism and nonviolence. (wikipedia)


Steffen Seibert

Steffen Seibert is head of the German Federal Government’s Press and Information Office and serves as the German government’s spokesperson. (wikipedia)


School strike for climate

School Strike for Climate , also known variously as Fridays for Future , Youth for Climate, Climate Strike or Youth Strike for Climate, (wikipedia)