COVID-19 has caused major disruption all around the world and whilst it is vital that we all turn our attentions to controlling the pandemic, it is also essential that we continue to fight for people and planet. In fact we may be able to take a few lessons from the COVID-19 response to use in the struggle for climate justice.
Thousands of young activists around the world have joined Friday’s for Future since the group was born in 2018 with with Greta Thunberg’s School Climate Strike. Many of you may have taken part from Sweden to Uganda.
Many schools have now closed due to the spread of COVID-19, leaving young people without an education. But Fridays for Future are helping you to stay educated and active from home. Last Friday they hosted their first weekly #TalksforFuture. The first edition involved Naomi Klein and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum and Greta Thunberg and if you missed it, don’t worry, you can still watch it below.
You can catch the next conversation online this Friday at 2pm GMT live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. What a great way to stay active in the fight for Climate Justice. See you there!
Ben Lacey is a communications officer for Restless Development, and editor of the WeAreRestless blog. He loves writing and reading and spends his spare time performing as a spoken word poet around London.