From protests to progress: Five years of global climate strikes

On the 5th anniversary of the Global Climate Strike, we pause to reflect on the impact of this global movement. Adalgisa Martinelli and Ishan Bipin Ajmera, part of the LEGUMINOSE Team, shared their insights in an enlightening article on Euronews, penned by Fintan Burke. Adalgisa and Ishan offer their perspectives on how climate strikes, despite their gradual pace, are ushering an undeniable change towards a greener, more sustainable world.

Key Takeaways:

🌏 Climate strikes inspire change: The Global Climate Strike movement, organised by the Fridays for Future movement and initiated by Greta Thunberg five years ago, has seen remarkable growth, with millions worldwide participating in the largest climate protests in history.

🤝 Researchers stand with the cause: Scientists and researchers have not only supported climate strikes but also been motivated to further their research in environmental fields, aiming to address climate change and its impacts.

🌿 Climate strikes raise awareness: While the effectiveness of climate protests varies by region, they have undoubtedly raised global awareness about climate issues and sparked essential debates about the environment, policy, and economic development.

🌱 Individual actions matter: The movement encourages individual actions, inspiring people to make sustainable choices in their daily lives, from walking to work to supporting local green initiatives.


“It seems that the climate protests have effectively raised awareness and influenced the public discourse on climate issues.”

Ishan Bipin Ajmera from Team LEGUMINOSE, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria 


It is clear that climate strikes bring slow, but sure change, underscoring the transformative power of collective action. Every step we take toward sustainability, whether through climate strikes or personal choices, contributes to the greener, healthier world we envision.

🌍🗣️ We want to hear from you! What steps are you taking to contribute to a more sustainable future? Let’s inspire and support one another in our journey towards a more sustainable future. 💚🌱