May 24, 2019 - Energy & Environment

In photos: Students around the world protest inaction on climate change

Young students planned a total of 2,300 school strikes in 150 countries for Friday to protest inaction on climate change, Vox reports.

The big picture: This isn't the first student-led global climate change protest of this size as activists continue to demand their governments make changes to climate policy. The youth climate movement was sparked by Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who, in March, led the largest and most widespread demonstration on climate change since the run-up to the Paris climate summit in 2014 and 2015.

Berlin, Germany

Climate change youth protest in Berlin
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Madrid, Spain

Protestors in Madrid
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Kiev, Ukraine

Protestors in Kiev
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Bordeaux, France

Protestors in Bordeaux
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Turin, Italy

Protestors in Italy
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London, England

Protestors in London
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Lisbon, Portugal

Protestors in Lisbon
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Taipei, Taiwan

Protestors in Taipei
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Warsaw, Poland

Protestors in Warsaw
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Washington, D.C.

Protestors in Washington D.C.
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Stockholm, Sweden

A poster depicting Greta Thunberg
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Athens, Greece

Protestors in Athens
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Auckland, New Zealand

Protestors in Auckland
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