What students will be striking over

Sometimes marches are an odd, unfocused amalgam of issues. Not so for the upcoming student strikes regarding climate change. They’ve developed consensus around these 5 demands.

A Green New Deal: Building on “the” Green New Deal resolution in Congress, this calls for transforming the economy to 100% renewable energy by 2030, while creating jobs and ending leases and permits for fossil fuel projects. 

Respect for indigenous land and sovereignty: Honoring treaties protecting indigenous land by ending resource extraction in and affecting those areas. 

Environmental justice: Investing in the communities affected most by poverty and pollution. 

Protecting biodiversity: Protecting and restoring 50% of the world’s lands and oceans and stopping all deforestation by 2030. 

Sustainable agriculture: Investing in regenerative agriculture and ending subsidies for industrial agriculture

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