Hundreds of Sheffield pupils have joined with school children across the world to demand action on climate change, part of a global solidarity protest with demonstrations in over 110 countries. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
School students from Sheffield and across the UK have joined a youth campaign calling for more to be done to tackle climate change. The Youth Strike for Climate is part of a global movement known as Schools 4 Climate Action. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke to Green Party activist Paul Turpin.
Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in their hundreds for a rally at Barkers Pool to call for a ban on fracking and for fossil fuels to be kept in the ground. Organisers say fracking is incompatible with the government’s commitment to tackle climate change. Fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into the ground at high pressure to create fissures that enable extraction of oil or gas. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s Green Party councillors are calling for the City Council to set an ambition of making Sheffield the UK’s first ‘fossil-free city’. In a motion for debate, the Greens are calling for Sheffield to tackle climate change by becoming the first city in the UK in which all major local government, higher and further education, and faith organisations have divested their investments and pension funds from fossil fuels. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with Green Party councillor Rob Murphy.
New legislation is being introduced that will allowing fracking under peoples homes without their permission. The Sheffield Climate Alliance is fighting these change.