Activist Speeches

A young girl is saying with her face 'Save our planet', during the protest. Tens of thousands of kids in more than 60 countries went on strike to demand climate change action. #FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. In Brussels, not just students, but teachers, scientists, and several syndicates took the streets of the Belgian capital for the second time, to protest for better climate policy. According to the Belgian police around 7500 people took the streets of Brussels, in the last climate demonstration before the EU elections.

Inspiring climate activist videos and speeches. Enjoy!

You are never too small to make a difference” -Greta Thunberg at COP24, Katowice 2018
https://youtu.be/2fycgrYgXpA
A leader of the future and a guardian of the present –
Bruno Rodríguez, FFF Argentina – TEDxRiodelaPlata
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-RfqU9pg8
In Uganda, the climate crisis is already a reality, destroying people’s lives.
Powerful speech by Hilda Nakabuye, FFF Uganda.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjsDxcWS1zU
When your house is on fire, you don’t wait a few more years to start putting it out.” – Greta Thunberg, European Parliament 4/3 2020 
https://youtu.be/pxh6X4CW38Y  
”We cannot rely on technologies that do not exist”. – Climate strikers have left their comfort zone to demand action: Isabelle Axelsson, Loukina Tille, Vanessa Nakate, Luisa Neubauer, and Greta Thunberg speak out at WEF 2020.
https://youtu.be/U7BqqcFr-ow
Australian climate activists Jean, Dani, Ambrose and Varsha give straight answers to politicians’ ridiculous statements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf_ZHpg-ME0
Greta Thunberg “Our House is on Fire” 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
https://youtu.be/zrF1THd4bUM  
”Most global media forgot about us.” – Impassioned speech at #COP25 for the global South. Angela Valenzuela, Chile, on panel with Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Arshak Makichyan and Hilda Nakabuye
https://youtu.be/65eahUYADsk?t=26
How dare you?” – Greta Thunberg, United Nations General Assembly
https://youtu.be/v33ro5lGHQg
Why I became a climate activist – and you should, too
Luisa Neubauer – TEDxYouth@München 
https://youtu.be/WsfacjPOBIw
Greta Thunberg speech in Assemblée Nationale
https://youtu.be/J1yimNdqhqE  
David Wicker, 14, FFF Italy, skips school every Friday. Find out why!
https://youtu.be/mQlowtL8Ufg
We want politicians to listen to the scientists” – Greta Thunberg, Feburary 2019 in Brussels
https://youtu.be/iTvGwjcBCL8  
Our lives are in jeopardy. There is no denying the evidence. Kallan Benson for FridaysForFuture at UN Champions of The Earth Award Assembly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaoAjfa9hcM
Everyone is needed. Everyone is welcome. Please join in.
Greta Thunberg first ever public speech, September 2018 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgt_D-6sGHU
George Monbiot – Join The Youth Climate Strikers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRwp8qSIqio  
You can’t just sit around waiting for hope to come” – Greta Thunberg, Feburary 2019 in Brussels 
https://youtu.be/Z5UQc6CD2fI  
Eight-Year-Old Climate Activist Licypriya Kangujam, wants Indian PM Modi to pass a Climate Change Law – COP25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL5UGNliGFE
Our leaders behave like children” – Greta Thunberg to UN secretary general António Guterres in Katowice– Dec 3 2018 
https://youtu.be/Hq489387cg4  
David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg‘s plea for the planet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMOEcUPGi9c
Greta Thunberg challenging The World Economic Forum in Davos – January 22 2019
https://youtu.be/PxIxxFwQnh4  
Jane Fonda accepts Award on Greta Thunberg’s behalf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxAwYnhZd4

reasons to strike

Many question why millions of children and adults across the world are taking the time to strike: don’t they have school, work or other responsibilities?