In 2020’s Make Your Mark ballot young people voted both plastic pollution and climate change in the top 5 devolved/UK issues for the coming year. UK Youth Parliament will be campaigning to address climate change at the UK level with a particular focus on making sure that we stop non-essential single-use plastics by 2025.
Plastic pollution and climate change more broadly are issues with global impact. We are proud that UK Youth Parliament has a nationwide network of young people working for change. That’s why we have partnered with Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace to make sure that you can take part in meaningful action to address this issue locally, nationally and globally.
We launched our campaign pack. We created a campaign coordination group, who will help mobilise young people in their areas and advise on the campaign
Help change the law
The UK Government is making a new law affecting Climate Change, called the Environment Bill.
We’re working with Friends of the Earth, to try and make sure it includes a ban on non-essential plastics by 2025. You can help stop plastic pollution by telling your MP. It’s really simple; find out who your MP is here, then email them using one of our template emails. Remember to update us, so we can share your progress of the map below
Meet your MP
Ask them to submit Parliamentary questions or speak in debates focussing on amendments to the Environment Bill.
Day of Action
Depending on when MPs debate the Environment Bill – we will have a day of action when MPs vote on parts of that are about plastic pollution
Host events leading up to COP26
In November the UK will be hosting COP26 which will provide a unique opportunity for us to shape the future of international work to address the climate crisis. Working with Greenpeace we’ll host a series of events designed to inspire young people to take action targeted at COP26.
Members of Youth Parliament to feed into the All-Party Parliamentary Groups Youth Affairs evidence session
House of Commons Sitting
DEFRA Ministers Questions and symbolic vote in Parliament on climate change.