Let's discuss the burning issues

On World Ocean Day 2021, 100 youth activists came together at the Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. The message to world leaders was loud and clear “Listen to the science. Step up, no more empty promises. We need concrete action.”

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The ocean is sending us a direct warning – through extreme weather, rising seas, melting ice caps and species extinction – our blue planet is on fire.

With world leaders congregating in the UK this year for two of the most substantial talks on the climate crisis, the G7 Summit and COP26, it is important, now more than ever, that we come together to put pressure on governments and raise awareness of the ocean and climate crisis.

Young people, like you, have driven the climate movement, building incredible momentum and initiating necessary change. The Youth Ocean and Climate Manifesto combines the passion and ideas of 100 11-18 year olds from across the country, and will be used to hold those in power to account.

Hands up if you want to send a message to the people in power

Youth Advisory Panel

THE YOUTH OCEAN & CLIMATE SUMMIT AND MANIFESTO HAVE BEEN GUIDED BY A FANTASTIC YOUTH ADVISORY PANEL MADE UP OF PASSIONATE AND INSPIRING YOUNG OCEAN ACTIVISTS.

Amy Meek

Amy Meek

Founder of the charity Kids Against Plastic, along with her sister Ella. Amy raises awareness of the negative effects of petroleum plastic on the environment.

Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson

Elijah Mckenzie-
Jackson

Fridays for Future Organiser and climate activist. Elijah believes we need to dissolve the mindset of "if you can’t see it, it won’t affect you" and recognise ocean health is hugely important

Dominique Palmer

Dominique Palmer

Fridays for Future organiser, activist and coordinator for Climate Live UK. Dominique believes achieving climate justice that protects people and planet is crucial.

Finlay Pringle

Finlay Pringle

Sea Shepherd Global Shark Ambassador, ocean and climate activist. Finlay campaigns relentlessly to raise awareness about sharks and why they need to be protected not feared.

Mhairi McCann

Mhairi McCann

Founder & CEO of Youth Stem 2030 and is passionate about empowering young people to use STEM to tackle the big challenges in our world, including those facing our oceans.

Abigail Tang

Abigail Tang

Member of the Youth Parliament for North Tyneside. She represents the voices of 11-25 year olds locally in North Tyneside, as well as regionally and nationally.

Youth Ocean and climate summit

THE YOUTH OCEAN AND CLIMATE SUMMIT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE AGED 11-18 YEARS OLD TO PROJECT THEIR VOICE OF POWER TO THE PEOPLE IN POWER.

This action packed, one-day virtual event, covered a range of activities hosted by some of the nation’s leading, influential youth activists, who make up the Youth Advisory Panel. Attendees set out their vision for the future, identified issues faced, and outlined their calls for change which will form the basis of the Youth Ocean and Climate Manifesto. Headline asks were delivered during an evening round table event to key decision makers:


GEORGE EUSTICE MP

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and MP for Camborne and Redruth


LUKE POLLARD MP

Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport


ALLEGRA STRATTON

COP26 Spokesperson


JULIE JAMES MS

Welsh Minister for Climate Change


EMMA HOWARD-BOYD

Environmental Agency Chair


STEVE DOUBLE MP

MP for St Austell and Newquay and Chair of Ocean Conservation APPG


CHERILYN MACKRORY MP

MP for Truro and Falmouth


LUCY SIEGLE

Environmental Journalist and Presenter

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