"The fight's not over, for us," one of the leaders of a student climate action movement has said, despite progress on the Adani mine proposal.
Milou Albrecht, 14, was disappointed to learn the Queensland government had given groundwater management plans for the controversial project the green light.
But the Castlemaine teen had yet to lose hope.
"So many people around Australia care about climate change and will not let the Adani coal mine go ahead," she said.
"We'll just have to work harder to make sure it doesn't go ahead."
She said enabling the creation of coal mines like Adani's diminished young people's hopes for a safe climate to live in.
"It's kind of allowing all the other mines to go ahead," Ms Albrecht said.
"It will make us go past the tipping point we can't come back from."
She and her follow School Strike 4 Climate leaders have vowed to continue their protests until climate change is treated like the crisis it is.
"Declaring a climate emergency in our local towns is so important," Ms Albrecht said.
She believed one of the most powerful things communities could do was ask everyone to look at what they were doing in their own lives and change what they were doing if it was harmful to the environment.
School Strike 4 Climate is among the movements supporting a global climate strike on September 20.
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