Report from Friends of the Earth International – Climate Justice & Energy International Programme
The week of 20-27 September saw the biggest global mobilisation to highlight the climate emergency in history with over 7 million people participating in global climate strikes and actions! Friends of the Earth groups around the world were part of this movement – supporting youth and calling for climate justice for those on the front lines of climate change, dirty energy and false solutions. Here is our round up of how you all took part.
In APAC, FoE groups joined the strikes in Malaysia, , , Timor-Leste, South Korea, , Bangladesh, and . FoE Malaysia put together a from around the APAC region.
Europe saw some of the biggest climate mobilisations ever! 1.4 million people in alone. FoEE did a fabulous , and a . Here are some of the climate strikes and actions FoE and Young FoEE groups joined across Europe: , , , , , , , Denmark, , Malta, , , , , Sweden, Croatia, Bosnia.
Africa saw actions across the continent with FoE groups participating in , , , and . FoE Togo organised an inspiring action with local children. Young activists from Mozambique took part in the strikes in the UK and .
FoE Africa also participated in the UN Secretary General Climate Action Summit in New York. On 20 September over 300,000 people mobilized ahead of this Summit. Philip Jakpor from Environmental Rights Action/FoE Nigeria and Sostine Namanya from NAPE/FoE Uganda were and part of the . They also took part in a , an and secured some fantastic .
The US also witnessed huge marches across many cities . And FoE US helped organize a to demand action on the climate crisis.
In ATALC there were actions in many cities – and FoE Chile, , and El Salvador were out on the streets.
for the climate strikes. We also took a when we met together in Utrecht.
Now we have to work hard so that these amazing mobilisations and movements deliver real change and climate justice for people hit hardest by the climate and energy crisis. FoEI’s next big climate moment will be in Chile for the COP, so watch this space.
People Power Now!