Since 2019, the global environmental movement had a vital momentum due to the incorporation of thousands of young people worldwide who demonstrated in the streets of the main cities calling for government action to pursue social and climate justice.
In this new wave of socio-environmental activism, the central character was Greta Thunberg, a young vegan woman of just 15 years old who stood in front of the Swedish Parliament for two months to demand climate action and quickly became a powerful global symbol. That same year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations (UN) gave another boost to the mobilization by publishing its Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5 ° C. That work alarmed the global community: it was hard to argue that we barely had a twelve-year window to avoid collapse. Greta's strong messages, supported by a set of objective and verifiable knowledge, soon resounded at relevant international conferences such as the World Economic Forum, UN assemblies, among others; and they inspired hundreds of thousands of young people and children to claim in the same sense.
Since then, our global Climate Save groups have been active organizers and participants of the international climate strikes and running advocacy campaigns that are changing the local public policies in favor of animals and people.
Environmental issues impact our fundamental rights. Governments have to take the climate crisis as a social issue and make it a central governance axis. Although it is necessary to modify our consumption habits, the institutional policy must act. Companies are responsible, to no small extent, for environmental degradation. If Governments do not have the political will to take the lead, the consequences will be tragic and inevitable.
Throughout the last years, the conventional structures that sustained the “environmental” movement for decades were broken. We no longer fight for the “environment"; We are fighting to stop an ecosystem collapse and extend the planet's habitability.
The global movement came together, renewed its forces: let us be ten, a hundred or ten thousand, we will take to the streets, in any corner of the Earth, to accelerate a fair transition.
We invite everyone - absolutely everyone - to be part of it. We make it clear that facts and science must guide the next decade, not false promises and empty words.