Global Climate Strike March in Kyiv
The goal os the strike is draw attention to climate change
Photos from Ukrinform – UATV
Participants in the Global Climate Strike in Kyiv took to the streets to protest climate change inaction and to raise awareness for the issue.
A letter was submitted to the Presidential Office with six requirements, the implementation of which, in their opinion, will contribute to solving a number of environmental problems, a Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“We have six main requirements. We want to stop the production of fossil fuels in Ukraine, we want Ukraine to switch to 100% renewable energy, we want to ban the production of single-use plastics, we demand green transportation, we require to stop granting subsidies to commercial production of livestock and, in general, combining a number of requirements, we want to preserve the climate in Ukraine and in the world, because it is no longer possible to do this with the efforts of one country. We want Ukraine to become carbon neutral by 2050,” Inna Datsiuk, a representative of the organization 350.org, told reporters.
In addition to the Presidential Office, the letter was delivered to the Energy and Environmental Protection Ministry and stressed that those requirements should draw the attention of the authorities to the existing environmental problems in Ukraine.
The Global Climate Strike is being held in Kyiv for the first time. Similar marches are taking place in four other Ukrainian cities: Poltava, Zaporizhzhia, Kolomyia and Kherson.
The Global Climate Strike took place in 156 countries around the world.