Over 500,000 young people took part in March for Climate in Madrid, where governments gathered for COP25.

What happened?

Half-a-million people took to the streets of Madrid last night to strike for climate action. The event was timed to the 25th conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), which started on December 2nd in Madrid, and will last until December 13th. The march for climate was also joined by Swedish schoolgirl and activist Greta Tunberg and actor Javier Bardem.

The energy and urgency that youth climate strikers have injected into the climate fight worldwide has arrived in full force at the COP. Yesterday, Greta Thunberg joined dozens of youth climate strikers from around the world in a strike action at the COP venue — and it’s clear the youth movement isn’t going to take inaction kindly.

Governments gathered just two months after more than 8.7 million people took to the streets for this September’s global climate strikes, marking one of the largest mobilizations in world history.

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