“Adults are failing: It’s the young who are showing us the way forward”, says Alex Phillips MEP

The politicians have floundered on climate change, says Green Party MEP Alexandra Phillips. It’s time to listen to the young

Faced with fatal inaction on the part of politicians and parliamentarians, children and young people across Europe are taking matters into their own hands.

At the Green Party conference we committed to putting young people first. A raft of new policies was announced, among them representation of 16-year-olds in parliament. I believe that in the EU we can go one step further than this. The energy and climate legislation we pass has a direct impact on how the young people of today will live their lives tomorrow. They need and deserve to play an active role in the development of this legislation, as it is their future that we are playing with.

Read Alex’s full article in The New European.