On Friday 15th March, I was in George Square to support the young people taking part in the Global Youth Strike 4 Climate. Hundreds of young people brought banners calling for action to reduce carbon emissions and to invest in a fossil fuel free future.
Crowds gather outside the City Chambers and at the Cenotaph.
There are plans for a series of climate strikes across the world in the coming months to put pressure on all levels of government to take action to reduce carbon emissions. The demands of the young people attending these protests are listed as: 1) The Government declare a climate emergency and prioritise the protection of life on Earth, taking active steps to achieve climate justice. 2) The national curriculum is reformed to address the ecological crisis as an educational priority. 3) The Government communicate the severity of the ecological crisis and the necessity to act now to the general public. 4) The Government recognise that young people have the biggest stake in our future, by incorporating youth views into policy making and bringing the voting age down to 16.
The demands will be considered and followed up by various groups considering the climate emergency that I attend.