Thousands call for ‘climate reparations and justice’ in global protests

Thousands of young people have staged a coordinated ‘global climate strike’ across Asia, Africa and Europe. They are calling for reparations for those worst affected by climate breakdown. Demonstrators walked out of schools, universities and jobs to demand rich countries pay for the damage global heating is inflicting on the poor. The protests take place six weeks before the Cop27 climate summit, where developing countries plan to push for compensation for climate-related destruction to homes, infrastructure and livelihoods. The Fridays For Future movement began in 2018, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s solitary protests outside the Swedish parliament.

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