Tag: youth climate activists
The protest came at the end of a three-day youth climate conference, ahead of the United Nations’ COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
“So we linked our demands to our own actions through our ‘Your Promise, Our Future’ campaign and are showing world leaders what we are doing for the world and then asking them what they are going to do for us and our future.”
"We are a generation that doesn't want only to blame; we want to influence concrete change on the political, community, and society level."
“The 9th Circuit has deprived people in that Circuit the ability to seek a resolution of a real controversy with their government.”
“I believe that the government has a duty to young people to protect our futures from the impacts of climate change, including stopping the impact of the Vickery Extension Project.”
Young people who had mobilized for the climate across the world in 2019 were right: Much environmental damage is the result of human action, and as such, can also be reversed through human initiative.
“The real issue here is one of democracy."
"We are just trying to show them that we are doing the right thing despite the fact that we are not sleeping or staying in the best conditions."
The legal theory underpinning Chernaik v. Brown and other youth climate litigation derives from the public trust doctrine — the concept that natural resources are held in trust by governments that must protect them.
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