The platform also calls for requiring education on climate change for students in kindergarten through grade eight.
Like many of her classmates, 17-year-old Mei-Ling Ho-Shing turned to activism after a gunman killed 17 people at her Parkland, Florida high school in February 2018.
The movement was kickstarted last summer by a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg.
Māori Climate Commissioner Donna Awatere-Huata said she had no qualms about encouraging schoolchildren to strike for action on climate change.
Australia's school students are once again set to strike against inaction on climate change. Ten days later, the March for Our Lives drew over a million people from around the country to Washington to rally for safe schools and gun control.More news: New Fortnite 8.10 Patch Forces Xbox One & PS4 Crossplay; Improves Switch Performance
The global youth movement was kick-started a year ago by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who had refused to go to school in order to pressure her government to take more drastic climate action.
"And our government refused to listen".
However, he said the challenge for them is that it landed on a school day.
Local groups including Byron Shire Climate Emergency Guidance Group, Zero Emissions Byron, COREM, Creative Mullumbimy, The Brunswick Valley Historical Society and Mullum SEED issued a statement of support for the students. But students bunking off school would be dealt with accordingly, he said.
"I've said that I will continue to strike every Friday until Sweden is in line with the Paris Agreement", she said. Thousands of students have followed her example ever since.More news: Kohlschreiber shocks Djokovic at Indian Wells
"The open letter stresses that the efforts students are making in planning school strikes matter".
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave her support on Wednesday to a youth movement urging government action to tackle climate change ahead of protests by students across the world later this week.
"These young people they're saying: "This is our future". The aim of Climate Leaders is to recruit even more of these kind of candidates - people who can represent young voices and deliver visionary climate policy.
While on a family holiday on the Western Coast of Mexico, I went to visit what was known in our guide book as "one of the most stunning coral reefs in the area". "We want to thank and honour youth leadership in building this local, national and global movement at such a crucial time".
"[Strikers are] letting the school know that [climate change is] actually serious and we need to be doing this Not just the school, people in general like the community and everyone around the community", she said.More news: Mitt Romney Blows Out His Birthday Candles One At A Time