Young climate activists from across Scotland have teamed up to host a youth climate hustings in advance of the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2021.
The Climate Hot Seat has been organised by young people aged 13-32 representing seven youth organisations in Scotland. The event is specifically for young people to hold Scotland’s party leaders accountable for their climate action and to give other young people valuable information in advance of casting their vote. In the invitation to party leaders, the group said:
Addressing climate change has never been more important than now. We only have a few years to keep warming below catastrophic levels and if elected to government, this will be something you will have to face during your term in office.
The Climate Hot Seat event will take place on Friday 9 April via video conferencing. It is open to young people aged 11 – 25, who can sign up here.
There will also be an opportunity for young people to join young climate activists and expert speakers to learn more about five key environmental areas with experts on Friday 12 March, at our The Climate Hot Seat – The Warm-Up event.
Transport, wildlife and biodiversity, fossil fuels and energy, climate targets, and agriculture are some of the most important issues Scotland faces in the fight against climate change. What do Scotland’s elected decision-makers have to do to keep warming below catastrophic levels? Young People can ask the experts and have their say in this interactive session. We will also be supporting you to register to vote in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2021.