A recent Plan International survey has found that, out of 435 Australian youth, 90 per cent of participants believe climate change is an important issue, and 91 per cent believe that the Australian Government is not doing enough to address the issue.
Now, students are taking a stance against the Government’s political inaction on climate change. The youth of Australia are flooding city streets, throwing up banners and raising their voices, to share their concerns and send a message.
Their demands are clear; students want 100 per cent renewable energy by the year 2030 and for an end to all fossil fuel projects, such as Adani’s coal mine.
They plan to protest again before this month’s Federal election. Shannon Tucker attended Melbourne’s school strike earlier this year in March.