Global Climate Strike in Prishtina. Photo: BIRN

Global Climate Strike in Prishtina. Photo: BIRN

Protesters in Pristina, organized by the Termokiss community center and GAIA Kosovo, an NGO promoting social and environmental justice, gathered at the Termokiss building in the Kosovo capital before moving to Zahir Pajaziti Square at noon.

The youth movement demanding urgent action on climate change began in August last year when the environmentally concerned 15-year-old Swedish pupil Greta Thunberg decided to skip school every Friday and sit in front of the parliament until the Swedish government reduced its carbon emissions in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Since then, Thunberg and her School Strikes for Climate have become a global phenomenon that has galvanized millions of children and adults alike to take to the streets. She recently visited the US, arriving by boat, having sworn off flying.



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