Youth around the world on strike against environmental disaster


Strikes of youth under the slogan #FridaysForFuture continue to gain strength throughout the world. The main goal of the strikes is to draw the attention of world leaders to global environmental problems.

The protest eco-movement Fridays for Future was born thanks to the young resident of Sweden Greta Thunberg, who in August last year began to go on single pickets to the Parliament building every Friday. The reason for the pickets – abnormally warm summer because of global warming.

Over time, the girl appeared like-minded people in many European countries. In the first months, protests did not move beyond private initiatives. The turning point came at the end of November 2018, when Greta was invited to speak at the TEDx conference. Her speech at the conference launched a chain reaction throughout.
After the new year, Fridays for Future protest rallies swept across Europe, turning into weekly protests with the official hashtag and company official.

Youth around the world on strike against environmental disaster

Nowadays, youth regularly hold actions in hundreds of cities around the world, but since May of this year they have reached Russia too.

Inspired by the international youth movement Fridays for Future, russian students’ union, which unite schoolchildren and students in the Russian Federation, called on the Russian Confederation of Labor to take action to protect the climate of our planet.

The program of protests contains the following key requirements that apply to world countries:

  • reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • start the transition to renewable energy sources;
  • unite to protect the future of the planet.