Create a department within the Environment Bureau where a group of people are explicitly charged with overseeing climate action, with the inclusion of a 'Climate Action Officer.' We believe that establishing such a role and group in charge will give climate change the attention it deserves and drive bigger climate initiatives.
Ahead of Friday's School Strike for Climate, we spoke to four young Australians about why they'll be taking to the streets. In Scotland, protests are being staged in at least 18 locations, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Stirling, and as far afield as Ullapool, Fort William, South Uist, Orkney and Eigg. He is a co-founder of campaign group Edinburgh Youth Strikes, which is helping spearhead actions in the capital.
Springlands School students, from left, Zoe Meeten, 9, and Jess Bell, 9, encouraged their peers to attend the strike.
Strikers marching through Canterbury city centre
"Let's take action to raise awareness on Climate Change". "We want a future".
"We need to get our leaders to listen". This is too important.
That conversation is likely to get louder, with several USA presidential hopefuls planning to campaign on climate change.
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"Politicians that have been in power for so long have let us down", she says. She has since inspired hundreds of thousands to do the same, creating the #FridaysForFuture movement, which has enlisted thousands of young people to skip school this Friday to march for policy action on environmental issues. "We'll be migrating to places where we can actually live".
RTÉ's Education Correspondent Emma O'Kelly met some Dublin students who are intent on protesting on Friday.
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"A movement of deregulation, it really concerns me, because we can see the direct correlation between fossil fuel practices, carbon emissions, the greenhouse effect and climate change as a whole", said CU Boulder student Mike Jacobs.
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