Live: Young Local Leaders have the floor

Young Local Leaders are change agents in their communities. At the CoR, they united for climate and exchanged best practices on how to make local communities fit for climate change. 

Post a comment

Your comment is being reviewed and will be published as soon as it's approved.

See one new update
See new updates
|
No posts for now
The YEP flashmob in pictures: 
|
The presentation of the Local Climate Action Footprint in social media posts:
|
|
The Young Elected Politicians hand over their Local Climate Action Footprint to Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and CoR-President Karl-Heinz Lambertz: 
|
▶️ DEBATE ON GREEN DEAL
with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the European Green Deal
|

I think it's very important to talk about climate change, as it's about the future of Europe, it's about the future of our children. Climate change is a topic young people want to talk about. And I think the most important thing is to have a longterm political vision, so speaking with other local politicians is important to have a good plan for the future.

Giulia Marchionni, city councillor in Pesaro, Italy

|

I think (it's important to talk about local climate action as) when services are delivered, and changes are made, everything ultimately is local. Each country is comprised of regions and local areas and that's where we deliver on the ground.

Martin Phipps, city councillor from Sheffield, UK

|

I think that climate change is something that's happening now. So if it's not up to the young politicians to take action in their respective countries – who will? It's our future that we need to take care of and I hope we haven't jeopardized it yet. So I think not just young elected politicians, but every young person should take action for what they see is happening in front of their eyes.

Martina Grech, city councillor from Qormi, Malta

|