Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more than 6 million people took to the streets in 2019 as part of the mass Fridays for Future protests, aimed at forcing governments and businesses to act faster to reduce emissions and curbing climate change.
But while the protests have raised public awareness of climate threats, the institutional response has largely been reports, letters and “creative accounting”, said German activist Luisa Neubauer, who along with Sweden’s Greta Thunberg , helped organize the strikes.
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Climate change, environment