Fourth global climate strike planned days before UN climate summit

Fourth global climate strike planned days before UN climate summit
Climate strikers in Brussels. Credit: © Belga

Fridays for Future, the global youth movement calling for urgent climate action, will organise a fourth worldwide strike in November as world leaders prepare to gather for the U.N.'s 25th climate summit.

The strike is set to take place in over 100 cities across the world on November 29, according to the Belga news agency.

News of the upcoming strike comes as the number of people walking out of classrooms and offices to take to the streets continues to swell, with the latest strike in September gathering millions.

Organisers estimated that at least 4 million people participated in the wave of strikes that swept citizens across the world into action, with The Guardian putting that number at 6 million and 350, which organises the strikes in several countries, saying there had been over 7 million participants.

The new round of strikes in November is set to take place just days before the U.N.'s COP25 climate summit kicks off in Chile on 2 December.

World leaders will meet with young climate activists, such as Belgium's Anuna de Wever and Adelaïde Charlier, who, along with some 30 European youth climate leaders, are sailing across the Atlantic to attend the summit.

Sweden's Greta Thunberg, the teenager who sparked the global youth climate movement by skipping school on Fridays, also said she would attend the summit.

The strike in November will also feature "creative protests" alongside the walkout from schools and offices, according to BX1.

In Belgium, strikers across cities in the regions of Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia gathered on the streets during the third global climate strike in September, with, 30,000 people estimated to have marched through the streets of Brussels.

Gabriela Galindo

The Brussels Times

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