The unstoppable force of the young climate justice activists
by Lucie Machin
What's Going On Here?
The recent UN Youth Climate Summit put the spotlight on some of the inspiring young people leading the charge for climate justice, but who are they and why is it important to know about them?
What Does This Mean?
In August 2018, a young Swedish girl - whose name we now all know - skipped school to protest in front of the Swedish Parliament about climate change inaction. Thirteen months later, and this solitary act has turned into one heck of a global movement, with the recent Global Climate Strike seeing a whopping estimated 7.6 million people taking part across 185 countries.
Greta Thunberg is just one of a growing number of inspiring and unstoppable young people who are setting out to change the world for the better, and aren’t waiting for adults to do it for them.
Why Should We Care?
To create a system that works for everyone, it’s crucial that any plan to tackle the global climate crisis is intersectional: taking into account the needs and views of those people most affected, to not only save the planet, but fight the systems of oppression which led us to this point in the first place.
Inspired to drive change? Here’s some impact-full advice for ya. 💪 Know their names, hear their stories and concerns:
This is just a taster. Want to read about more fantastic young campaigners? Here are a few more people to know about, and here are even more… You’re welcome 😉
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