Have your say: Why I’m striking for climate action

Tens of thousands of students took part in last Friday’s day of protest

Students Mira Henchi, Theo Cullen-Mouze, Saoi O’Connor, Yasmine Ryan, Emma Kerr, Dan Hatter, Eva Kane, Cian Farrell, Tudor Cucu, Tara O’Neill and Beth Doherty pictured at Leinster House recently after outlining their demands for climate action. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Students Mira Henchi, Theo Cullen-Mouze, Saoi O’Connor, Yasmine Ryan, Emma Kerr, Dan Hatter, Eva Kane, Cian Farrell, Tudor Cucu, Tara O’Neill and Beth Doherty pictured at Leinster House recently after outlining their demands for climate action. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

 

Tens of thousands of students took part in school strikes for action on climate change last Friday.

The protests, which coincided with a global protest in more than 100 countries, prompted by the school strike by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, attracted  widespread media coverage and pledges from the Government to do more to tackle greenhouse gases. Similar protests are due next month.

We want to hear from students first-hand about why you protested on Friday: what action did you take? What steps do you want our policy-makers to take? And are you planning to keep protesting on a regular basis?

Have your say: Are you taking part in the school strike for climate action?

Join the debate and we’ll publish your responses over the coming days.

Also, check out our essential guide to climate change.

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