In news: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, associated with Fridays for Future movement, was honoured at a Stockholm ceremony held by the Nordic Council. Fridays for Future (FFF) is also known variously as the school strike for the climate, Youth for Climate, Climate Strike, Youth Strike for Climate.
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- It is an international movement of school students who take time off from class to participate in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming.
- Publicity and widespread organising began after Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg staged a protest in August 2018 outside the Swedish Riksdag, holding a sign that read "School strike for the climate". In June 2019, Fridays for Future and Greta Thunberg were honoured with Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award.