As young climate strikers, we are sick of conference upon conference. The clock is ticking | Ella Simons

As young climate strikers, we are sick of conference upon conference. The clock is ticking | Ella Simons

Australia’s policy at Cop26 is weak and unacceptable. It doesn’t give me any sense of hope

I am 15 years old, and like so many young people across the world, I came to climate activism through protest. I don’t know exactly how to write a policy; what exact words or grammar should be used. I am not a scientist. I am a year 9 student. But through joining the School Strike for Climate (SS4C) movement, I have learned the basic science and policies, and I am doing my best to make a change in this world.

Earlier this year, I took to the streets of Milan to strike with Greta Thunberg, demanding climate justice. We were together at Youth4Climate, an event held in Milan preceding Cop26, the UN Climate Change Conference, that brought 400 young people from 200 countries together to draft a paper and present it to ministers from around the world.

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