WORLD STRIKE OF YOUTH FOR CLIMATE

Young people are once again called to the streets for a "global climate strike" on Friday in the middle of the European elections. On the site youthforclimate.fr, calls to strike were listed Thursday in more than 2,260 cities in 90 countries, including a hundred cities in France.

This new day of mobilization for the climate, Friday, takes place while the ballot for the European elections has already started in some countries and will be held Sunday, May 26 in France. "Your planet, do you want it blue or cooked? "Melt my heart, not my ice floe."

On March 15, during a first day of mobilization, young people from all over the world had shown humor to convey a message:

we must save the planet. Two months later, they stand out the signs. A new global climate strike is launched on Friday 24 May. Here's what you need to know.

Putting ecology at the center of European elections

This second day of global mobilization falls in the middle of the European elections (May 23 to 26), a windfall for youth, who wants to mark the coup. "Ecology is the focus of these elections," Kristof Almasy of Youth for climate France said at a press conference in Paris. The group, born after the call for a school strike launched by the young Swede Greta Thunberg, calls for rallies before institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt and the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels.

The young activists are supported by the NGO Greenpeace, as well as Altternatiba and ANV COP21. "There is a weakness of political action to fight against global warming," denounced Jean-François Julliard of Greenpeace. "The fact that this subject is unavoidable is a first step", but it is not enough, he noted, while political parties have integrated the ecology in their programs for the European elections.

More than 130 scientists support this climate youth strike who say they are "available to bring their expertise and knowledge to this mobilization." "For nearly 30 years, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on climate change) and many scientific studies warn about the rapidity of climate change (...), but nothing changes, "they note. "In our country where the Paris agreement was signed, which is highly symbolic, the commitments made are not respected," they continue.

On Saturday, more walks or bike rides are planned in 80 cities, mainly in France.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld