Youth Assembly on Climate 2019 in session in the Dail Chamber

The first ever Youth Assembly on Climate convened in the Dáil Chamber today.

The event, in collaboration with RTE, brought 157 young people from all over Ireland together to discuss what Ireland needs to do to tackle the climate crisis.

The Youth Assembly on Climate called on adults and elected representatives to support 10 recommendations to tackle the climate crisis. The delegates issued this statement:

“We, the youth of Ireland, call on our elected representatives and on adults to listen. We put forward our recommendations for action to stop climate breakdown. We are NOT experts. In our recommendations we offer ideas but we do NOT have answers. It is a starting point for adults and particularly for those elected to protect and progress our society. We call on you to listen to the science, to take on board our Recommendations and to work on our behalf to ensure that we – and you – have a future.”

Youth climate group

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