Closed petition Protect the Environment – support carbon neutral energy alternatives

In November 2019, Members of the UK Youth Parliament, sitting in the House of Commons voted “Protect the Environment” as its campaigning priority for this year.

We are calling for the Government to ban fracking, end the mining of fossil fuels and instead support carbon neutral energy alternatives.

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To preserve this world for the next generation, we have a moral responsibility to protect it from the effects of Climate Change. Climate change is a problem than will affect young people more than any other generation.

Right now, the Government are not protecting the environment in the way that is necessary for young people and the next generation.

http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/2019/news/climate-emergency-declared-biggest-issue-facing-young-people/

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Tell MPs what you think about the Climate Assembly’s recommendations for net-zero emissions

MPs from six select committees of the House of Commons joined together to set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change to look at how the UK should reach its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
 
The Climate Assembly UK brought together 108 people from across the UK. Together they were representative of the wider UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live, whether they live in an urban or rural area, and how concerned they are about climate change.
 
They worked together to create recommendations to Government.
 

How can you help? 

MPs want to know what you and your communities think about the recommendations made by the assembly.
Discuss these questions with your school, workplace, family or community group and submit a joint response. It’s a great opportunity to hear others’ views on these issues and to share the outcomes of your discussions with MPs.

Share your answers via this online survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/A464RU/

Please return your responses by Friday 20th November 2020.  

Read more about the Assembly and its recommendations: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/blog/tell-the-climate-assembly-what-your-group-thinks-about-their-recommendations/

Information provided in the survey will be used to inform the select committees’ ongoing work on net zero greenhouse gas emissions. 
 

What is a Select Committee?

Select Committees are cross-party groups of MPs. They are independent of the Government. 
 
Find out how Select Committees work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2RDuDs44c