Friday for future returns to the streets in the same week in which, during the 76th General Assembly, the UN finally spoke true, agreed and, perhaps, serious words about the commitments to be made in the face of environmental disaster… even if China and Russia do not get involved:
“The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has told us three things: that our action should be immediate, rapid and large-scale. And if we don’t act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we won’t be able to contain climate change below 1.5 degrees.”
(Mario Draghi President of the Italian Council)
“Nature is devastated, immediate action is needed.”
(Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General who also urged to “be serious”.)
Young people mobilised worldwide by Greta Thunberg take to the streets once again to demand:
- rapid climate action from world leaders, especially politicians in the Global North;
- that the Paris Agreements be respected in order to stay within 1.5 degrees and avoid the most serious consequences of the climate crisis. This is the last call to reduce our emissions to zero within this timeframe!
This time, the peaceful, international youth movement that grew out of Greta Thunberg’s protest three years ago is putting a special emphasis on inequalities and injustices between countries and even within states themselves. The historic victories of collective action have demonstrated the need for young people to stand united in the struggle for social justice and between generations.
In Italy, the appointment comes a few days before ‘‘All4Climate-Italy2021’‘, the institutional week dedicated to the climate that from 28 September to 2 October in Milan will see four hundred young delegates from all over the world, dozens of environment ministers, heads of state, UN representatives and over 500 national and international events supported by the private sector and civil society. A preparatory event in view of Cop26 in Glasgow in November.