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#ClimateAction2019 | Indian Cities Join the Fight Against Climate Change
Indian cities join the global climate strike initiated by activist Greta Thunberg. Are you joining?
It was only a year ago when 16-year-old Swedish activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greta Thunberg opened our eyes to the fact that ‘our house is on fire’.
Amazon rainforest fire, melting ice-sheets, water crises, warming oceans, shrinking biodiversity, are warning signs that the climate crisis needs to be treated like one to be resolved before it’s too late. Thunberg and activists around the world are urging everyone to go on strike from September 20-27, in order to demand urgent action to tackle the crisis by creating a fossil-fuel-free world and bring climate justice to everyone. These dates were chosen to bookend the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.
This climate strike is the first global strike to involve such a vast demographic. While the global strikes before this were aimed primarily at school students, this time around they want everyone to join them. In a video by NGO Jhatkaa.org, which is co-organizing these protests, children are shown emphatically stating that ‘change is coming, whether you like it or not’.
More than 1,700 strikes are planned in 150 countries across the world. Climate strikes will work differently depending on where one is in the world. More than 10 cities and towns in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, etc. In the national capital, the protest will be held today at the Arts Faculty, University of Delhi, Lodhi Gardens and at the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, whereas Mumbai and Kolkata will hold one part of the protest today and the other on the September 27.
The strike is aimed at telling the world leaders that they are “no longer willing to continue with business as usual.” This time, the war cry is 'Restore, Protect, Fund'.
A simultaneous digital strike is also being organised by putting up banners on their homepages and donating ad space to raise awareness. Social media is also extensively being used to add participation to the strike. There is also an option to start your own strike. More information can be found at https://globalclimatestrike.net/.
Here's a list of all the events happening across Indian cities:
- Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (11 a.m.)
- Lodhi Gardens (3 p.m.)
- Office campus. sector 47 Gurgaon (12 p.m.)
- Arts Faculty, Delhi University North campus (2 p.m.)
- Jantar Mantar to Connaught Place, Tolstoy Road, Delhi (3 p.m.)
- Mantralaya Fort. Madam Cama Road (11 a. m.)
- Juhu Beach (5 p.m.)
Joggers park to Amphitheatre. Carter Road, Bandra (11 a. m.)
In front of Vashi Railway Station, Vashi (5:30 p.m.)
Social Center, Social Center Intitute of Natural Resource Management, Market Yard (8 a.m.)
Futala Lake, Futala (5 p.m.)
- Amar Jawan Jyoti, Jan Path, Jaipur Nagar Nigam, Lalkothi (5 p.m.)
- Albert Hall, Museum Road, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar (4 p.m.)
“Bayalu” @ The Boulevard/ Rangoli, MG Road (12 p.m.)
- Behala 14 no. Bus Stop, Diamond Harbour Road (9 a.m.)
- College Square, College Street (2 p.m.)
- College Square, College Street (1 p.m.)
- Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara (11 a.m.)
- Pothukal Panchayath, Nilambur
Venus More, Hill Cart Road (11 a.m.)
Madan Iewrenghep to Additional Secretariat, Firebrigade Road (11 a.m.)
People’s Plaza, Necklace Road (10 a.m.)
Paramjyoti School, near Red Bridge (10 a.m.)
Subhash Chauraha (5 p.m.)
Moti Jheel, Harsh Nagar
Outside Sarnath Museum, Dharmapala Road (3 p.m.)
Sanjay Palace, MG Road (11 a.m.)
Tilakwadi High School, Near 2nd Gate (2 p.m.)
Opposite Guirim Petrol Station, Guirim Highway, Bardez (5 p.m.)
Gandhinagar, BB Golden Showers, Flat no 10/C, 8th East Cross Road, Gandhi Nagar (12 p.m.)
- Chennai Beach (12 p.m.)
- House. B6-90, Kendriya vihar apartments, Paruthipet (12 p.m.)
- ELCOT SEZ, Sholinganallur (5 p.m.)
- Pondy Bazaar (4 p.m.)