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Climate change concerns: 10-day prog in Karur

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | R VALAYAPATHY
Published May 27, 2019, 5:39 am IST
Updated May 27, 2019, 5:39 am IST
The importance of the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDG) and the effect of climate change and social justice in India.
Members of the Psycho Trust stage a demonstration in support of a climate strike on Friday, to draw attention to global warning, at Karur on Friday. (Photo: DC)
 Members of the Psycho Trust stage a demonstration in support of a climate strike on Friday, to draw attention to global warning, at Karur on Friday. (Photo: DC)

Karur: The Karur-based Psycho Trust organised In collaboration with the Tdh Germany, which supports the 15-year-old Greta Thunberg “Fridays For Future” movement, a one-day event to support the climate activist girl, Greta Thunberg’s global cause for climate action at Karur on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion,  Joseph Inba Raj PRO ‘Veg International’ Germany, elaborated on the current climate change issues and how the Paris agreement can support for a sustainable future, the importance of the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDG) and the effect of climate change and social justice in India.

 

In a release here on Saturday, director of the trust, Christ Raj said that among others, National Youth Leader of Youth for Ecological Sustainability India, Mariyappan and District Child Welfare committee member, Gandhimathi and director of Psycho Trust, Christ Raj, spoke on the occasion.

They said that they backed this 15-year-old young girl who stood for a global cause and agreed to collaborate together with her in creating a sustainable future for tomorrow. The youth network of Psycho Trust from May 24 to June 5 will organise different types of programmes related to climate change along with youth and children of Karur city and its surrounding villages. Various activities have been planned planned to support the Global Climate Strike, he added.

It might be recalled that the FFF movement began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament on every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral. On September 8, 2018, she decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway to keep global warming well under two-degree C, i.e. in line with the Paris agreement.  

The hashtags FFF and “ Climate strike” spread and many students and adults began to protest outside of their parliaments and local city halls all over the world.   

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu




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