Climate strikes take place across Wales and around the world

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On September 20th 2019, thousands of schoolchildren took part in a “climate strike” as part of a global protest against a lack of action by governments to address climate change. At least 11 official protests took place across Wales.

Alex Edwards, from Youth Strike for Climate Change, said: “It is the youngest generations who will have to suffer the greatest impacts of climate change.

“However, although the threats of climate change will grow with time, we understand that many people are being adversely affected by its effects today and that many people have genuine worries about how a transition to a more sustainable society will impact their livelihoods.”

Last week, the Senedd backed the principle behind the protest but disagreed on whether missing schools was appropriate.