Right now, our children’s futures are in danger.
For years, governments and parts of the private sector have put profit before the planet.
The price of this? Unpredictable and extreme weather. Floods. Droughts. Livelihoods destroyed.
And while children are not responsible for this mess we are in, they have the most to lose.
They deserve better than this.
That's why at school strikes, climate summits and on social media, children around the world are calling for a greener, fairer future:
A world where everyone has enough to eat.
A world where children have a decent start and a fair chance in life, with good jobs and a safe home.
And where our natural environment can flourish and be enjoyed by everyone.
Children are raising the alarm. They expect more from the adults in charge.
The UK Government recently announced a roll back on the climate policies and undermining their Net-Zero commitments. This is a betrayal of children's futures. It exposes the Prime Minister’s supposed ambition to make the planet a place ‘we all want it to be for our children’ as mere lip service.
The UK government is already falling short on climate targets on nearly every front. Children in the UK and across the world tell us they know their future depends on bold action now. The time for half measures is long past. There is no planet B.
Add your name if you agree: children must not be left with a broken planet.
Caption: Two sisters Josephine and Lucy walking along the beach near their home in Malaita Province, the Solomon Islands.
Photo credit: Conor Ashleigh / Save the Children