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UK NewsClimate strike: where the 20 September global school protest is taking place around the UK, and what it's all about

19:00  11 september  2019
19:00  11 september  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

Climate strike: what happens if you leave work to join the global action on 20 September

Climate strike: what happens if you leave work to join the global action on 20 September Plus the other ways you can support the cause without missing work

But it ’ s going to take all of us working together to succeed. Join the Climate Strikes starting on What if I can’t go on strike ? Workers’ rights and labour laws vary hugely around the world, and not everyone can work Global Climate Strike partners encourage everyone to join on both dates and well beyond.

Today the climate strike will take place all around the world. That first day of refusing to go to school was spent alone, but since then a movement of climate strikers has swept the globe. • Greta Thunberg is a youth climate strike leader in Sweden, Anna Taylor in the UK , Luisa Neubauer in

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Students across the globe are set to stage another series of walkouts as part of a worldwide protest on climate change.

The so-called "Global Climate Strike" will take place later this month starting on Friday 20 September and is expected to involve thousands of people in full-time education.

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In March this year, an estimated 1.4 million pupils in around 2,000 cities worldwide staged walkouts to urge world leaders to take urgent action to stop global warming.

And it is hoped this year's events will draw an even bigger following.

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What is the Global Climate Strike ? On September 20 and 27, hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of people are expected to walk out of their While walking out is the primary way to participate in the climate strike , it ' s not the only way. After all, labor laws around the world are vary wildly and are

"FridaysForFuture" protest in Berlin on 14 December 2018. Students Strike for Climate in front of the Strikes began to be organised around the world, inspired by Thunberg, starting in November 2018. On 15 March 2019, school strikes , urging adults to take responsibility and stop the climate change In the United Kingdom , the UK General Strike for Climate , planned for September 20 th

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for millions of workers to stop work for half an hour in a show of solidarity, while Amnesty International asked headteachers worldwide to allow their students to march.

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When is the Global Climate Strike?

Thousands of protesters marching through London back in April. (Getty)

Strikes are due to take place for seven days beginning on 20 September in several cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Leeds.

There will also be smaller protests taking place across the UK, mainly in universities and schools.

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The last co-ordinated international protest took place on 15 March, with an estimated 1.6 million As countries around the world woke up, the action spread. Strikes were held in Asian nations including India On Friday, 20 September , we will start an action week for the climate with a worldwide strike .

We would like to hear from people taking part in the Global Climate Strike in the UK on 20 September .

However, activists have called on adults to join the movement by calling a halt to work for 30 minutes or more.

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg wrote in The Guardian: "Starting on Friday 20 September we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate.

"We’re asking adults to step up alongside us," she added.

"There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate."

This month’s event comes days before world leaders meet in New York to discuss the climate crisis, and organisers said it was essential that adults join students on the streets to send an unequivocal message.

What do strikers want?

The protests have been called for and inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. (Getty)

Scientists believe the world is currently heading for more than 3C of warming, though the Paris Agreement commits them to curb temperatures to 1.5C or 2C above pre-industrial levels in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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We are striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis. This is a list of tips and resources for getting your school community engaged and ready for the Global Climate Strike on Friday September 20 .

School children around the world have been going on strike . They are unhappy that their governments are doing too little to fight climate change. The first worldwide strike will take place on March 15. Many scientists, politicians and teachers congratulated the students for their activism.

Activists say more needs to be done by governments around the world to halt the rising temperatures.

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The strikers are demanding their governments recognise the severity of the unfolding crisis and take appropriate action.

All the opposition parties in Westminster have backed the strikes after Green MP, Caroline Lucas, tabled an early day motion in the Commons.

Among those to support the motion were Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the leaders of the Scottish National party, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrats.

On Thursday it was announced that the UK will host key United Nations climate talks in Glasgow in late 2020.

The meeting is the most important round of UN talks since the global Paris Agreement to tackle climate change was secured in two weeks of negotiations in the French capital in 2015.

News that the UK had won formal international backing to host the "Cop26" meeting has been welcomed by campaigners, who urged the Government to take a lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Next year's talks mark the full adoption of the Paris Agreement and the date by which countries are expected to come forward with stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the deal.

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