Right now, there are protests taking place simultaneously in dozens of countries across Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. We’ll be honest: there are so many, it’s proving a bit tricky to keep on top of them all.
Hundreds of university and high school students have skipped classes in the Philippines to march while dozens of people have gathered in central Hong Kong as part of the global strike.
In Germany protesters have gathered at the Brandenburg Gate ahead of the country’s main protest.
Pictures from the strike show thousands of people packed in to the area waving flags, placards and giant balloons.
Earlier on Friday there were staged ‘die-ins’ in Thailand and protesters calling for climate justice in India and Bangladesh, which is threatened by rising sea levels.
And in Australia, more than 300,000 kids, parents and supporters rallied, organisers said, more than double the turnout at climate strikes in March
Millions are expected to take part in the protests, which are being held in 150 countries.
The strike will culminate in New York on Friday evening when Greta Thunberg, who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for her climate activism, will speak outside the United Nations headquarters.