This manifesto for Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action was created by the youth ambassadors of the Walk the Global Walk European project. We have become acutely aware of the great dangers and consequences of climate change to our own and future generations, environment and economy. We find that people are still not sufficiently aware of these issues and that authorities are not taking sufficient action. We want to contribute to the solutions and demand to be heard, taken seriously and supported. We therefore ask that the following recommendations be taken up as a contribution to combating and mitigating the climate emergency.
SDG 13, as all the SDG's is made up of three dimensions: the Human, Environmental and Economic, all of which are interconnected. In relation to SDG 13, our recommendations are coherent to these three dimensions and we are aware of their overlapping nature. We urgently and strongly recommend all Local Authorities throughout Europe to carry out the following:
We urgently ask decision makers at local, national and European levels to work together to implement the recommendations set out in this manifesto. We are truly committed to promoting this manifesto in order to raise awareness across all communities and seek commitment in strengthening our voices in Europe. We all must cooperate; redefine our relationship with the environment and take an active role in protecting it at a personal, national and global level.
This Manifesto was co-created by students from the following schools with the support of our teachers:
Agrupamento de Escolas Professor Reynaldo dos Santos, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
Institution Saint Joseph, Le Havre, France
ISIS Carducci, Volta, Pacinotti, Piombino, Italy
Gymnasium, Fyli, Lyceum, Fyli, 2nd Lyceum, A.Liosia, Lyceum, Zefeiri, Vocational School (EPAL), A.Liosia, Greece
King’s Park Secondary, Glasgow, Scotland
Secondary School no. 194 and Grigore Moisil National College, Bucharest, Romania
Srednja škola „Vladimir Gortan“ Buje, Croatia
Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Paralimni High School, Paralimni, Ammohostos and Solea Middle School, Evrichou, Nicosia, Cyprus
133 Secondary school “Al.Pushkin” Sofia, Bulgaria