School strike for climate
Climate activists rallied in New York's Union Square on Monday with a message for the Biden administration: Time is running out, but it is not too late.
Along with demands to end fossil fuel reliance, activist leaders unveiled an addition to the digital «climate clock» displayed on a building above the square since September.
"Going out onto the streets and protesting in a traditional manner is associated with risk, so for the moment we are focused on organising our actions online, in a safe manner," said Kozak. "For now, this is a warning strike, but we might escalate it if our request to dismiss the education minister is not heard."
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is one of four winners of the "Alternative Nobel Prize", awarded annually by a private Swedish foundation.
16-year-old Thunberg was honoured by Rights Livelihood awards judges for her "inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts"
People around the world have called on world leaders to take urgent action at the UN Climate Action Summit to avert an environmental catastrophe.
The protests are planned in about 150 countries and were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who will lead the rally in New York.
Organizers said 300,000 people gathered around Australia, the BBC reported.