WHO WE ARE
Fridays For Future is an international, intersectional movement of students striking for climate. FFF began in August 2018, after 15 year old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. Since then, millions of people have participated in Fridays For Future strikes around the world.
We believe that listening to and following the best available science should be at the heart of our government’s policies and actions. However, many of our current elected officials choose to ignore the scientific consensus on climate change and deny its severity. Therefore, we must take action to ensure that our government listens to the science and fights to protect our futures.
We are the embodiment of people power. We are school children who are fighting for our right to a livable future. We are frontline communities who did not create this crisis but feel the brunt of its impacts. The issue of climate change unites us all. In order to stop the climate crisis, we need everyone to join us in this fight.
Fridays for Future as an international movement strikes every Friday to demand that people in power:
- Keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C compared to pre-industrial levels
- Follow the Paris Agreement and ensure climate justice
- Listen to the best united science currently available
* Read more about the international demands here.