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FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE MOVEMENT

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE MOVEMENT

Context

Recently, “Fridays For Future Movement” was led by students and youth under the banner of Fridays For Future (FFF). They protested outside the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) asking for the scrapping of Draft Environment Impact Assessment, 2020 and the government to act against the climate crisis.

About

  • It is a dynamic global student movement pushing for taking action on climate change through active campaigning and advocacy.
  • It was chosen as Champion of the Earth award for inspiration and action because of its role in highlighting the devastating effects of climate change.

The goal of the movement

  • To put moral pressure on policy-makers, to make them listen to scientists and then to take action to limit global warming.
  • Keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C.
  • To make sure the climate is fair and equity.

Champions of the Earth Award

  • It is the United Nations’ flagship global environmental award established by the UN Environment Programme in 2005 to recognize persons who are working to protect the earth for the next generation.

Greta Thunberg

  • The FFF movement was inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
  • She was recently awarded the Right Livelihood Award-2019, also known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize.

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