Daniel Zeichner MP joined Cambridge young people taking part in a global climate change day of action on Friday 20 September.

The rallies, speeches and “die-ins” are backed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, and will take place days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September.

The youngsters are calling for more to be done to urgently curb climate change, demanding governments and businesses take the problem seriously.

The Cambridge event began outside Shire Hall, with campaigners marching through the city, holding a rally on Kings Parade and symbolically set off alarms.

Cambridge students have been holding regular youth strikes over the last year and set up the first ever Schools Eco-Council which Daniel Zeichner MP took to see the Environment Secretary.

Daniel Zeichner MP, who was invited by students Ella and Samaya Hone, addressed the rally on Kings Parade and said:

“The climate is changing. Cambridge now holds the very dubious record of having the highest temperate ever in the UK. I’m backing the young climate activists coming out onto Cambridge’s streets. It is their future at stake. Cambridge youngsters have been campaigning for months and at every school I visit climate change is top of the agenda for students.

“Each time I go along to a Cambridge YouthStrike4Climate march and rally I’m struck by how articulate and passionate the speakers are – and each time I go along there are more and more people. This is a growing movement and I think today’s march may be the biggest yet. There is an urgent need for action. These young people are spot on, we need climate justice for all, and we need it now.”

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