A new wave of worldwide climate change protests inspired by Greta Thunberg’s ‘Fridays for Future’ movement has got underway, with thousands marching on the streets as UN aviation leaders gather to discuss air travel emission targets.
Tens of thousands of people marched to New Zealand’s Parliament and through the streets of Auckland early Friday, kicking off another day of global action a week after several million people took part in the so-called climate strike last Friday.
As similar protests are expected in Europe and North America, Euronews’s Good Morning Europe asks experts whether the action will remain a regular event until more progress is made by leaders.
Thunberg, the Swedish teenage who inspired a “flight-shaming” movement against air travel, was spearheading another climate change strike in Montreal to coincide with a UN meeting on aviation.
She was expected to arrive there in an electric car supplied by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.