Students and workers are walking out today to demand their governments take action on climate crisis.
As of Tuesday, 4,638 events were slated to take place in 139 countries, according to teen activist Greta Thunberg, one of the organizers.
The protests aim to put pressure on leaders at the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit, which will take place in New York City on Monday.
But the movement goes far beyond New York: There are sit-ins, marches, and festivals planned in Nepal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, the Philippines, Nairobi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among other nations.
The individual strikes are being organized by young people around the world, like activists Thunberg and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. The teens are also supported by international sponsors like Greenpeace, Oxfam, and World Wildlife Fund.