Schools students in more than 2000 cities worldwide are on climate strike today.
Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate) were the words on the placard young Swede Greta Thunberg, who was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, held high outside her school last year. That vital step has inspired a global movement of informed youngsters to stand with her in making it clear to policy makers that this is a generation that won’t tolerate climate inaction. This is the movement that can finally clear the bottle neck and accelerate the world towards a sustainable future. As Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres tweeted in response to the strike: ‘We need to heed their call’.