Five years of ‘Fridays for Future’: what future now?

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Date of Publication: September 5

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: Berlin, Germany

Publisher: Social Europe

Author(s): Carina Siebler, Leonhard Schmidt, Lennart Schürmann et al.

The movement is adapting its strategy to advocate for social climate policies amid a changing political landscape.

From Greta Thunberg’s one-woman protests in 2018 to global demonstrations by millions of young people to dwindling participation during the pandemic, the climate movement Fridays for Future (FFF) has enjoyed remarkable success, yet has also experienced challenges.

As the organization’s five-year anniversary approaches, we review FFF’s achievements, evolution, and outlook. We focus on Germany, where FFF has been particularly successful.

In recent months, environmentalist protest groups more radical than FFF have attracted the lion’s share of media attention. So has FFF outlived its relevance? Or can it coexist with its upstart siblings?

Read the full article here.

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