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Co-founder Soly launches climate petition

Despite worldwide recognition of a climate crisis, not a lot of countries put it into action. The goal from the Paris agreement to not let the temperatures rise above 1,5°C won’t be realized this way. Millions of students around Europe went to the streets to enforce climate action. The demand of the youth is loud and clear: the longer we wait with taking climate action, the further we put the future of coming generations on the line.

European Youth Climate Petition for more ambitious policy’s

The time is here. This summer the new president of the European Commission was appointed. Upon her appointment, we are urging her to take measures. We want a Green Deal that really is green. We demand 100% renewable energy in Europe, well before 2050. That’s why we want every EU country to close their coal fueled power plants; we want fossil fuel subsidies to stop; we demand a fair CO2-tax and we want the EU to invest in green public transport. All these measures will result in chances for economic growth and a more healthy and happy society.

Launch petition at the Sziget Festival in Budapest

Together with Rosa Anders (15), Soly co-founder Milan van der Meulen launched the Youth Climate Petition. After being introduced to the crowd by climate activist Al Gore, Milan held a speech in front of a 15.000 festival visitors. After an impressive presentation, the crowd was asked to scan a QR-code in order to sign the petition. The first couple of thousand autographs were signed within a few hours. The goal is to obtain one million autographs ahead of the day Ursula von der Leyen takes office as President of the European Commission.

Read about it in this article of RTL nieuws (Dutch) or watch the complete presentation at Sziget.

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