In 2015, activists meeting outside the COP21 meeting in Paris decided to organize student climate strikes. Over the next several years, tens of thousands of Australian students led thousands of other students worldwide in strike actions. In 2018, Greta Thunberg Friday demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament gained worldwide attention. Together with many other organizers and climate activists, she inspired and helped build the next three waves of youth-led global climate strikes.
ClimateStrike.org is a project of the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution's Climate Democracy Program, and is a next step in the organizing process Liberty Tree launched via the Global Climate Convergence. Liberty Tree is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to building a democracy movement for the 21st century.
Our strategy is described briefly here: https://climatestrike.org/strategy. As with other projects Liberty Tree initiated in the past, a goal for this initiative is to become organizationally independent of Liberty Tree. Two better known projects that followed that path were Move to Amend and the Wisconsin Wave.
As we continue organizing, we are building an advisory council. If you know a labor, farm, youth, indigenous, community, or other type of activist we should consider inviting to join the Climate Strike Advisory Council, please let us know: https://climatestrike.org/nominations