Climate Action

Students’ protest for climate change

Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, school children have gone on strike for climate change.

  • 24 January 2019
  • Rachel Cooper

Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, school children around the world have gone on strike for climate change.

35,000 students took part in a strike in Brussels on Thursday, doubling the crowds that marched through the capital last week. 

Students that took part in the protest told BBC news that they plan to strike every week until they see change.

The Ministry of Environment in Belgium has welcomed the strike but has made no comment on what he plans to do.

This is the latest country to follow Swedish student Greta Thunberg in marching for climate change. Greta spoke at COP24 in Katowice, Poland to provide a voice for the children that climate change will affect.

Speaking at the conference, she said: "You say you love your children above all else and yet, you're stealing their future in front of their very eyes."

In November last year, school children went on strike in Australia to urge politicians to bring forward the date of 100 per cent renewable energy capacity to 2030.

On February 15th, the UK are planning a strike from school, college and University in London, Cardiff and Glasgow.