Participants in the Fridays for Future march in Glasgow, UK, 5 November 2021, during COP26. Fridays for Future is a worldwide movement born when Greta Thunberg started standing outside the Swedish parliament with a sign that said “school strike for climate” in August 2018. Other activists followed and it is now a worldwide movement with children all over the planet taking part. Many young people and families joined the demonstration with signs.


Organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC), UN Environment Programme, and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, the webinar will provide an update on the 9 May 2022 statement on climate-responsible finance and commitments made on the five calls to action.

The event will ensure youth participation and highlight the consequences of fossil fuel financing on young peoples mental health, with a focus on ways to address root causes.

Besides introducing the climate-responsible financial choices and sharing insights on their changing legal landscape, the event will inspire participants through testimonials by faith leaders. Illustrating how climate-responsible banking can help to tackle root causes of desertification, the event aims to serve as a milestone towards the UN Summit of the Future.

The event will be facilitated by Dia Mirza, UN Environmental Programme, Goodwill Ambassador. Speakers will include: 

When: Wednesday 3 July 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 pm CET

Where: online, please register here 

Statement "Climate-Responsible Finance - a Moral Imperative towards Children" (9 May 2022)

Save Children's Lives: Responsible Banking Survival Guide, 2024