Last weekend would be one for the history books as young and old alike took to the streets all over the world demanding urgent action by leaders to tackle global heating. In a united front across time zones and cultures, these passionate climate activists of all ages took part in the biggest climate protest in history.
It started on Friday with the biggest global climate strike and continued into Saturday, International Day of Peace with the theme, ‘Climate Action for Peace.’
The overall message was unified – a powerful demand for an urgent step-change in action to cut emissions and stabilise the climate.
For the Friday strike, we joined other organizations like Urban Tree Revival, Lufasi Park, Rees Africa, Shodex Gardens, and even governmental institutions like Lagos State Park and Gardens, Lagos State Ministry of Environment to march for the government to strengthen our climate policy.
We spilled it into the next day with a climate and peace walk in collaboration with the United Nations Association of Nigeria (UNAN), Nigeria Youths SDGs and a host of other climate supporters to drive home the message that one cannot exist without the other.
Below is a pictorial description of the event: