Climate change action

Posted : 2019-10-04 18:17 Updated : 2019-10-04 18:17
Participants with a globe balloon take part a "Friday for Future" demonstration in Munich, southern Germany, as a protest for climate action on September 20, 2019, as part of a global climate action day. AFP

A student who joined Friday's no-school protest to demand "grown-ups" do more to counter climate change. She was one of hundreds of students from around the country who gathered at Sejong-ro Park in front of the Korean foreign affairs ministry in Seoul's Jongno District and marched to the Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, a little over one kilometer north. Students in many countries joined in the global protest. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Protesters included students from Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, who planned the demonstration, and from Seoul Foreign School in Seodaemun District. Their demonstration was part of a global movement inspired by Sweden's Greta Thunberg, who missed school every Friday to stage a one-person protest in front of the Swedish national assembly to demand more government efforts in dealing with climate change. Korean students also held no-school protests in March and May this year. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

A protester wears a cap with an attached balloon reading "Save the world" attends the "Fridays for Future" demonstration in Berlin during a protest for climate action on September 20, 2019, part of a global climate action day. AFP

Protesters throw beanbags at baskets to crack them open, a popular outdoor game often played on Korean schools' sports days. Each basket contained posters reading "Stop Coal" and "Greenhouse Gas Emission Zero." The demonstration used the theme of a sports day as a more creative method for as many students as possible to express their opinions. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Environmental activists gather to protest to shut down the city during global climate action week on September 23, 2019 in Washington,DC. Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on "climate emergency" aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history. AFP

Students and supporters march and rally during the international Global Youth Climate Strike in Los Angeles, California, USA, 20 September 2019. Students from 150 nations are taking part in what is expected to be the biggest environmental protest in history. The strikes are happening just before the United Nations for the Climate Action Summit on September 23 where nations are to ramp up ambitions to curb greenhouse gases under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. A second worldwide strike is planned for 27 September. EPA

A student who joined Friday's no-school protest to demand "grown-ups" do more to counter climate change. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Protesters joined Friday's no-school protest to demand "grown-ups" do more to counter climate change. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Children hold placards during a rally part of the international Global Climate Strike in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 September 2019. The strikes are happening in cities across the world just days before United Nations' Climate Action Summit on 21 September in New York, where nations will ramp up their ambitions to curb greenhouse gases under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. A second worldwide climate strike is planned for 27 September. EPA

Protesters march toward Cheong Wa Dae after the sports day-themed demonstration in front of the foreign ministry building. Students carry pickets that condemn the Korean government for responding poorly to the climate change issue. The government is rated "F" for countering the problem and "0" for "discerning the issue's significance; willingness to solve the issue; and reliability and practicality." Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

People take part in a protest for climate action on September 20, 2019 in Paris, as part of a global climate action day. AFP

People participating in a "die-in" climate action protest lie on the floor in the food court of a shopping center in downtown Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. AP

Environmental activists gather with puppet signs outside the American Petroleum Institute to protest to shut down the city during global climate action week on September 23, 2019 in Washington,DC. AFP

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the start of the 2019 Climate Action Summit which is being held in advance of the General Debate of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 23 September 2019. World Leaders have been invited to speak at the event, which was organized by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, for the purpose of proposing plans for addressing global climate change. The General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly begins on 24 September. EPA

Climate activists block morning commuters as they protest in the streets on Capitol Hill as part of "Shut Down DC", to call attention to climate change, in Washington, DC, Monday, September 23, 2019. The protests coincide with a UN Climate Action Summit in New York. UPI

An environmental activist wears a mask with the words 'STOP BURNING STUFF' during a rally part of the international Global Climate Strike in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 September 2019. EPA

Youth Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. AFP

US President Donald Trump (C), flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, attends the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquaters in New York City. AFP

Gabriel Shapiro, of Washington, is wrapped in caution tape that says "Climate Emergency" as he walks down I Street in NW Washington where traffic was stopped by demonstrations for climate action, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington, part of the 'Shut Down DC' protest to urge action on the climate crisis. AP