Hundreds of French students have taken to the streets of Paris to call for more action to fight climate change.

The move came a day after a similar march in Brussels.

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl who is being hailed as her generation’s voice on climate change, joined the Paris march on Friday.

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Protesters take to the streets of the French capital (AP)

Young protesters marched in a carnival atmosphere, chanting slogans against global warming.

Activist Morgane De Walst, 21, said: “We defend our world, we defend our future and the system and the world we would like to live in.”

Thomas Mulliez, 22, added: “We continue polluting, big companies discharge junk in our atmosphere, and we are aware of the Arctic melt … So something must be done.”