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Digital strike against global warming held

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:16, Sep 26,2020

 
 

Children belonging to 30 schools and colleges from 24 districts on Friday staged a digital protest on social media to prevent global warming and climate change.

The first of its kind in Bangladesh, a 10-hour long Online Climate Strike was hosted live on Facebook and moderated by various influencers in the field from 10:00am to 8:00pm with support from Save the Children in Bangladesh and Green Savers, said a press release. 

Students joined the programme and performed songs, recitations, stories, dances, jokes, debate, speeches etc in support of protecting nature.

The event was a part of the global climate strike responding to the call of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to prevent global climate change who on this day in 2018 stood outside the Swedish parliament, holding a placard that read ‘School strike for the climate’.

Among her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions as per the Paris Agreement. On 7 September, just before the general elections, she announced that she would continue to strike every Friday until Sweden complies with the Paris Agreement.

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