The Fridays for Future movement was started in August 2018 by the young activist Greta Thunberg in Sweden. The Youth Climate Strike, as it is also called, is an international community initiative with local groups all over the world. There is also a local group in the Hague that is open to anyone who is interested. The movement is originally led by students who skip classes, mainly on Fridays, to go on demonstrations.
During these demonstrations the activists demand climate actions and appeal to the governments to adjust their policies to the climate crisis development. They do so by relying on and referring to scientific evidence. This movement spreads global awareness for the climate crises.
Quality Education: Including the climate crisis in the school curriculum is one of FFF's main demands.
Reduce Inequalities: A climate policy that reduces inequalities in society is also on the movement's agenda.
Climate Action: FFF fights for a healthy, clean and safe world, cutting global emissions and limiting global warming.