New series of Fridays for Future webinars will launch with activist and journalist Naomi Klein

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Published: 25 March 2020

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As Covid-19 (coronavirus) spreads worldwide, Fridays for Future is moving its protests to the internet.

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Starting this Friday (27 March), the movement will hold weekly webinars and discussion rounds with scientists, journalists and activists as well as other international high-level experts.

Don’t forget the climate

This week’s guests will be the journalist and activist Naomi Klein and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, climate change and health team leader at the World Health Organisation.

The first webinar, with Naomi Klein and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, will take place this Friday (27 March) at 14.00 GMT.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Her books – including On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (2019), No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000) are a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between climate and capitalism.

‘Even though we have been drawing attention to the climate crisis at our weekly strikes for over a year now, education on the causes and solutions of the climate crisis remains highly insufficient.

‘We’re taking this education in our own hands with our new project #TalksForFuture, so that even in these coming weeks, where we are flooded with news about the coronavirus, we won’t forget about the climate crisis.’

ARIADNE PAPATHEODOROU
Activist, age 16, from Greece

Uniting behind the science

Fridays for Future has decided to cancel and postpone all big gatherings, and its activists are organising ways to help those most at risk. Fridays for Future has already called for a #ClimateStrikeOnline, a strike from home and in the internet.

‘For months we have been asking everyone to ‘unite behind the science’ and to listen to the experts. For us that means that we listen to experts in these fields just like we listen to climate scientists.’

MITZI TAN
Activist, age 22, Philippines

The webinar will be streamed live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook and can be watched afterwards on YouTube. The link for the webinar will be published here.

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