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The future depends on the young

05/04/2019

This is one of the phrases that may come to mind when it comes to climate activism in the UK.

In at least 60 cities in the UK in February, more than 10,000 young people left their classrooms in protest.

On the street, the members of Generation Z, left nothing less than clear their frustration with previous generations. Concerned with an eminent, and extremely likely, climate disaster, activists demand that the British government step up a state of climate emergency, get the best out of communicating to the people about the impact of the ecological crisis, and that the school curriculum changes to include the environmental scenario as an educational priority.

In addition, young people also want to increase their participation in the political environment, having as one of their guidelines the reduction of the electoral minimum age, allowing the voting for any British citizen from the 16 years of age.

The movement, which had a rudimentary beginning in August and now has almost 70,000 students on the world stage, has generated huge repercussions in social networks and has had support from numerous big figures in the world of sustainability including a former boss climate change of the European Union.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/uk-climate-change-strike-school-pupils-children-environment-protest