New campaign challenges Scottish councils to include young people in climate crisis decision-making
Youth campaigners have launched a call to Scottish councils to ensure that young people play a meaningful role in making important decisions about how to tackle the current environmental crisis.
The #IWill4Nature climate campaign asks each of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities to pledge to host a special Environment Committee in 2020 where young people and local politicians can work together on policy to reduce waste and pollution at local level.
The campaign will run throughout the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.
The #IWill Scotland Youth Ambassadors also unveiled a new Scottish youth tartan - ‘PowerOfYouth’ - to celebrate the strength and power of young people’s voices. The colours for the tartan were chosen by the #IWill activists to reflect the colours of Scotland’s natural heritage.
The ambassadors were supported by Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, who are also making climate change the focus of their campaigning.