For parents, grandparents, carers, guardians, step-parents, godparents, aunts, uncles and all who support the youth in their demands for a safe climate future.
Our first instinct is always to protect our children. The work we must do to protect future generations is not just within the unit of the family. It requires co-operation of global proportions and scale. We must show our leaders that co-operation of this nature is possible. We must lead by example with a united demand for climate action across the world.
To get adults globally to pledge to reduce their own emissions and work in our local communities for action on emissions, pollution and wildlife but also recognise that this is not enough. We must demand our governments to take action to regulate so that never again will short term profits be prioritised over a safe climate future. Read our Global Demands Letter.
reduction in emissions by 2030 in line with UN IPCC 2018 report
maximum warming over pre-industrial levels
space for nature and biodiversity
Some say, ‘UK is doing so well, unlike other countries’. Unfortunately the UK has a long way to go.
The UK government is still backing fracking and the development of unconventional oil and gas extraction sites, despite years of tireless local opposition. They are cutting subsidies to renewable energy whilst investing in new fossil fuels abroad which don’t get counted in our CO2. Additionally we buy much of our produce from factories abroad that use dirty fuel.
Air pollution is still one of the biggest killers in the UK and at least 1 in 10 of our wildlife species face extinction. Our countryside is currently facing a crisis of insect loss due to pollution, habitat changes, overuse of pesticides, and global warming. Even our most remote coastlines are inundated with plastic pollution.
All of this must change.