As governments have failed to take sufficient action to mitigate this unprecedented climate crisis, a youth-led global strike will take place on September 20th all over the world. With 1 week to go to the Global Climate Strikes and the UN Climate Summit, join Bill Mckibben, Harjeet Singh ActionAid, Dr. Doreen Stabinsky scientist, U.S. youth climate striker Jerome Foster, and other young strikers from across the globe for an online press conference. They will be giving their views on strategies to overcome the climate breakdown, and answering questions.

The press conference will cover expectations for the UNSG Summit, plans for the mobilizations on the 20th and 27th of September, what are the demands of youth activists and next steps for the climate movement post strikes. The presser conference will consist of a short talk from each participant, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. 

Members of the media are invited to join and should register here. As soon as the form is filled, we will send the orientations of how to connect to the online press conference.


  • WHAT: Strikes, Summit and Science: Online Press Conference
  • WHEN: Thursday, September 12th, (9am EDT, 10am Rio de Janeiro, 2pm BST, 3pm CEST, 4pm Nairobi, 6.30pm New Delhi, 11pm Melbourne AEST) 
  • WHERE: Via Zoom. Registration Form here
    • Bill McKibben, author and founder of 
    • Harjeet Singh, Global lead on climate change, ActionAid
    • Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at College of the Atlantic. Advisor to governments and NGOs on land, food security, and loss and damage
    • Jerome Foster, US youth climate striker
    • Xiye Bastida, Fridays for Future NYC





Kim Bryan, Global Communications,, +44 7770881503, [email protected] (time zone GMT-4)

Nathália Clark, Global Communications,, +55 61991371229, [email protected] (time zone GMT-3)

Tamara Amalia, Global Communications,, +62 81388304470, [email protected] (time zone GMT+7)



Strikers are calling on people from all around the world to join a week of escalated climate action. This begins on the 20th of September with a youth-led climate strike, which will culminate in the first ever global general strike on the 27th. We’re calling on everyone to join this movement and stand with the youth who have been sacrificing their education to unleash an unprecedented demonstration of unified resistance around the world.

This is just the beginning: plans are already in place for further action to continue pressuring governments and corporations. The next wave of internationally coordinated actions begins in October with the first materialisation of what will continue into 2020 as a convergence of many organizations united as a “movement of movements”, marking a turning point in human history.