Youth activists in Portland and other cities in the region are planning to take part Friday in a national climate strike. The goal, as with earlier actions, is to call on global leaders to take action on climate change, and create millions of jobs in the process.

The national strike will take place the same day world leaders gather at the United Nation’s Annual Climate Conference in Madrid, Spain.

Marches are planned in Lake Oswego, Beaverton, downtown Portland, Eugene and Vancouver, Washington.

The region’s various walkouts are scheduled for a range of times, from morning through mid-afternoon.

The Portland event will kick off with a rally at Shemanski Park at 10:30 a.m. Youth activists plan to march to Terry Schrunk Plaza in front of City Hall by noon.

This is the second youth climate strike this school year.