Adults and children are being invited to join a local contingent to attend the Global Climate Strike on September 20.

Transition Hobsons Bay member Rowena Joske said the group is organising a local gathering place where all the climate strikers can meet up and travel into the city together.

“The strike is about demanding that climate change be treated as the crisis that it is. We are asking for a swift transition away from coal and other fossil fuels and to 100 per cent renewable energy; this of course includes stopping the Adani mine.”

Thousands of Australian students are expected to walk out of school to attend the strike.

Spotswood mother Molly Galea said she was supporting her grade 6 twins, Lucienne and Joseph, who wanted to attend.

“They know that climate change is the most serious issue that they’re facing … their world being liveable for them is an issue worth skipping school over.

“I think it is an important part of their education that they are learning to understand the science on climate change and also learning about how our political systems work and what they can do to try to have our leaders act.”

The September 20 action is three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit.

People can meet at Newport’s Paine Reserve at 12.30pm to travel to Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens for the strike from 2-4pm.