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TV Presenter Julia Bradbury on Gateway

5th June 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

Recent weeks have seen young people across Great Britain striking from school and protesting against climate change. The demonstrations show no sign of dissipating and new research has shown that that half (50%) of school-age children feel that older generations simply aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue.

Ahead of World Environment Day on 5th June, Smart Energy GB asks other 8-16-year-olds what their concerns are when it comes to climate change and whose responsibility it is to reduce our carbon footprint. Three in ten (30%) school-aged children said they are worried about losing access to fresh drinking water in the next five decades. They also believe we will see the extinction of penguins (43%), seals (47%) and koalas (49%) as well as the disappearance of the Great Barrier Reef (61%) over the next half-century.

Aston spoke to TV presenter Julia Bradbury and Iagan MacNeil head of policy communications at smart energy GB to discuss how the next generation of climate champions are feeling and what they can do to help.

Julia Bradbury & Iagan MacNeil interview with Aston Avery