Young people seeking measures to combat global warming All at once around the world September 26 at 7:28 a.m.
Young people’s efforts to combat global warming were carried out all over the world, and on the 25th, in front of the Diet building in Tokyo, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus by gathering people, rather than marching, put shoes and placards on the street to appeal.
The activity was called on by Swedish environmental activist Greta Toonberg and was held all over the world.
According to the organizations that called for activities in Japan, it was carried out in 75 locations in Japan.
Of these, about 120 people appeared on the streets in front of the Houses of Parliament, and in order to prevent the spread of the infection, instead of gathering and marching, each and every one of them placed placards on the streets with their own shoes saying, “We will ask for an increase in greenhouse gas reduction targets.”
After this, the members of the called group took turns holding microphones and complaining about the need for measures to combat global warming.
A first-year university student said, “From a global point of view, I feel that Japan is less interested in the issue of global warming. It is difficult to perform activities due to the effects of the new coronavirus, but I would like to convey the need for countermeasures to as many people as possible.”
Youth gatherings in New York
In New York, the United States is working around the world to address global warming.
On the 25th, youth gatherings were held in various places.
Of these, more than 20 students and young people participated in the rally held in the Brooklyn area of the city.
High school participants said the impact of climate change should be seen as minorities with relatively low incomes in New York are forced to move to coastal areas where the risk of sea level rise is high because of urban redevelopment.
And the participants gave sprechcall, “justice of the climate” and “justice of the environment.”
The students who attended the meeting said, “Our generation is already affected by climate change, and it’s up to us to stop it, and young people have the ability to act and work together on these issues.”
Participants this year significantly reduced due to the influence of the Corona Virus
In Rennes, western France, about 100 people marched on the city’s great street wearing masks and called for stronger measures, such as placing banners that called for “climate justice.”
One of the university students who planned the project said, “If we show that we will act even at the risk of infection, we can appeal the importance of this problem.”
Last year’s activity was attended by millions of people from all over the world, but the number of participants on the streets seems to have decreased significantly due to the new coronavirus.
However, there are a number of people who post photos of their activities online with a common hashtag on social media, and there is a wider movement to share activities around the world.
Greta and other participants posted their activities on social media one after another
Among them, a post from India shows three children wearing masks standing at a distance with placards that read “Friday for the future.”
In a post from Uganda in East Africa, participants with placards that read” such as “Let’s stand up for the justice of the climate” were posted to appeal in places like the market.
Greta Toonberg, a Swedish environmental activist, also posted a photo of herself working with about 10 young people in front of the parliament in stockholm, the capital, where she began sitting down the day before yesterday, along with the message, “You can’t get together with more than 50 people in Sweden.”
In addition, photos of people lifting placards alone from their homes were also posted one after another.