Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in their greatest numbers, in Belgium, where 35,000 made their voices heard in Brussels a week ago and a further 12,500 marched on Thursday

Belgian kids march against climate change – why don’t ours, ask Dutch: Some put lack of action down to fundamental differences between the two countries, by Daniel Boffey , The Guardian, 4 Feb 2019 Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in their greatest numbers, in Belgium, where 35,000 …

“Solutions for a Just Kentucky: A Youth Perspective” Executive Summary

“Solutions for a Just Kentucky: A Youth Perspective” Executive Summary In 2016, KSEC’s Just Transition Working Group sought to uplift the voices of young people with the Solutions Tour Project. This project created space for young people in Kentucky, especially those from Appalachia, to collectively envision a new future. Additionally, the Solutions Tour projecthighlighted real examples of just transition and connected young people to …

Minnesota youth press lawmakers 10 point Green New Deal platform

Frank Jossi, January 10, 2019, Energy News, Minnesota youth call for urgent action on climate from new governor The student group held a news conference Wednesday asking for new regulations on greenhouse gases and fossil fuels. A group of high school students Wednesday asked Minnesota’s new governor to pass an executive order to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and propose a plan …

With the decline in car ownership for young people and the increased interest in all-electric vehicles, VW is announcing a new all-electric car-sharing platform called ‘WE’ that will launch next year.

The news was announced by the Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, Jürgen Stackmann, at an event held in Berlin today that with the decline in car ownership for young people and the increased interest in all-electric vehicles, VW is announcing a new all-electric car-sharing platform called ‘WE’ that will launch next year. Stackmann said: “We are convinced that the car …

OECD Youth Stocktaking Report

While economic progress is being experienced by some, youth are not getting their fair share. Youth are more vulnerable to global challenges including the consequences of climate change, raising inequality and high public debt. Today’s political leadership tends to be dominated by older citizens which can lead to government being less sensitive to the needs of youth – possibly leading …

Sanders Introduces Bill Aimed at Ending ‘Tragic’ Youth Unemployment Crisis

By Jessica Corbett, staff writer, Common Dreams, 1 Aug 2017 “Today, we spend some $80 billion a year to lock up our fellow Americans instead of investing in our young people, and in jobs and education for them,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wrote in a Mic op-ed published on Tuesday. (Photo: John Pemble/cc/flickr) “The time is long overdue for us to start …