- We demand that children are no longer ridiculed by politicians.
We are paying the price for the behaviour of previous generations. We do not choose ourselves to travel by plain, or the food that is served at home, how we are taken to school, which houses or cities are built. Decisions are being made, in which we have no say, although they negatively affect our lives. That is simply not fair. Some politicians make fun of us, saying that we do not know anything or that it used to be better because children kept their mouth shut.
- We demand that ministers finally start listening to the real experts such as the IPCC climate scientists. We demand they implement a climate policy that limits global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Global warming is mainly caused by human action.People burn coal and oil and cut lots of trees. The consequences are visible now already. There are more droughts, storms, heatwaves and floods... And the average temperature rise is already 1 degree Celcius. If the planet heats with more than 1.5 degrees Celcius by 2100, then the consequences will be terrible. A rapidly growing group of people will have to flee because their home will become uninhabitable due to drought, floods, extreme heat or a shortage of food.
- We demand that the climate policy pursued is also fair.
Climate-friendly living should be easy for all. Rich people can pay more easily for the insulation of their house, for an expensive electric car or for a coslty train ride... Sustainable choices need to be made way cheaper than the climate-polluting choices. The poorest people need to be helped financially so they can also afford sustainable transport, insulation, solar panels or healthy food.
WE WILL NO LONGER KEEP OUR MOUTH SHUT! WE WANT OUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!