The movement continues to knock on the doors of the country’s politicians and this time they had the honor of meeting with the President of the House of Representatives Mrs. Annita Demetriou.
Representatives from Elementary and Secondary schools visited the President at the House of Representatives, where they expressed their concerns and raised their questions. The big question of all: Why don’t we, as a State, try harder to reduce our emissions in Cyprus to ensure a better climate future for everyone?
The President talked about the actions that are being taken, and that should definitely be strengthened, to address the climate crisis on the part of the state, such as the promotion of RES, sustainable transport and energy efficiency. It is admitted, once again, that what we are doing is not enough. We need to set the bar much higher in order to be able to reach our climate targets. The President stressed that the Parliament, through its powers, will try to exercise control over the competent authorities of the state, but also through the necessary adoption of laws, in order to be able to promote the green transition of our island as effectively and in a timely manner as possible.
In June, Generation KlimACT also met the Movement of Ecologists – Citizens’ Cooperation. The representatives asked how Cyprus is dealing with the climate crisis and what should be done to stop pollution.
The President of the movement, Mr. Charalambos Theopemptou, welcomed the representatives and stressed 3 important points, namely:
- As a country, we have to set a good example if we want to demand that the global community stop climate change.
- The state must prepare the country for the new climate data with adaptation projects that protect all citizens, vulnerable or not.
- It is the current generation that is responsible for bringing about the necessary change to ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
He also stressed that young people have an important role to play in raising awareness among politicians and the public in order to save the necessary push for more climate action on the island.
Learn more about the Generation KlimACT project and movement HERE.