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Global Strike for Climate

– 20 September 2019 –

We’ve seen something astonishing happen in the past few months. All over Europe and the rest of the world, the youth have joined in unity to demand climate action from our governments. This level of international solidarity has never been seen before, and is resultant of the increasingly threatening nature of the climate crisis.

On the 20th of September, for the first time, we are calling for everyone to join in solidarity with the schools strikers, to show the government that we, as a nation, care for our future and demand that appropriate action is taken against the climate crisis.

Join us for demonstrations all over Scotland, and the world, and help us in the fight for climate justice.

A week of action

Our Demands

The Government commit to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are the three most prevalent greenhouse gases and their emissions must be curbed in order for climate change to be slowed down or reversed. In order to minimise emissions of these gases before it is too late, the government must implement initiatives to go carbon and emission neutral by 2030 and then go carbon negative.

The national curriculum be reformed to address the climate crisis as an educational priority.

The severity of climate change must be implemented more into the school curriculum than it is at present because education is the first step towards lasting change and communicating the severity of the issue from childhood would be extremely effective.

The Government communicate the severity of the climate crisis and the necessity to act now to the general public.

The worrying majority of the public is relatively indifferent to climate change and a lot of people don’t realise how much of an issue it is at the moment. There is very little time left to prevent climate change from becoming irreversible and the public must be educated on the subject so that they understand the necessity of doing their part to minimise their carbon footprint and how to do so.

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