From September 20 to 27, an unprecedented number of youth activists flooded the streets of cities around the world as climate strikes were held to coincide with the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. While the record-breaking youth mobilizations were covered in the mainstream media, one significant act of protest slipped by almost unnoticed.
On Thursday, September 26, Fridays For Future activists were invited by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to receive one of the highest environmental honors, a Champions of the Earth prize during the annual award ceremony.
However, Fridays for the Future had different plans - they declined the award and told UNEP “We will hold it for you to earn.” To read more click here,
To watch the speech, click here.