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 goes far beyond the unit of the family. It requires co-operation of global proportions and scale. Climate change is real, is happening now and will be a defining feature of the lives of all our children. This is true, even if we manage to avoid the worst consequences of climate change by taking immediate and drastic action to reduce emissions. We believe that our young people need to be supported to voice their fear and anger. We believe we have a duty to amplify their urgent message.
To get adults globally to pledge to reduce their own waste and emissions and to work within their local communities for action on waste, pollution and wildlife. To also demand our government takes immediate and far reaching action to mitigate the current ecological and climate disaster that we and our children are facing. You can read the Parents For Future Global Demands Letter.
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.
reduction in emissions by 2030 in line with UN IPCC 2018 report
maximum warming over pre-industrial levels
space for nature and biodiversity