Ealing Friends of the Earth

Young people strike at the heart of the climate debate

Ealing Friends of the Earth is supporting the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) which is calling for candidates standing in the London mayoral election to make four climate pledges.

These pledges are: a zero carbon London by 2030; all new buildings are carbon neutral; prioritise green transport, and genuine communication with Londoners with economic decision-making power given to the local communities.

UKSCN was set up by a small group of volunteers on December 1, 2018, inspired by Greta Thunberg and the international Friday for Future movement. They say that in 2019 they organised more than 850 demonstrations, including the September Global Climate Strike that saw over 300,000 people take to the streets across the UK.

Their website states that they stand for “mass systematic change, putting diverse youth voices at the forefront of our campaign towards the UK Government, to ensure a liveable future for all. The way things are being done at the moment is unsustainable and it is our aim to bring about a social change to develop a sustainable form of living that puts people above profit.”

Ealing Friends of the Earth believes that the London mayoral election is a fantastic opportunity for candidates to prove their commitment to climate justice.

Check out what UKSCN is asking the mayoral candidates to commit to at https://www.ukscnlondon.org/mayoral-elections

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