On Friday 20 Sept 2019 millions of children and young people around the globe will strike to demand action against the global warming which threatens the planet. What is motivating them to take to the streets? Are they right? Should we support them? Hear from a striking student, a striking lawyer and a strike sceptic in the first of our Youth Activism Series on the Global School Climate Strike.
Henry Scott is a youth climate striker and a member of UKSCN, where he headed up the media and film working group and helps to organise different events. He is in his second year of sixth form, studying economics, politics and psychology.
Hatti Owens is an environment lawyer at Client Earth, where she focuses on environmental law issues associated with the UK’s exit from the EU. Before joining Client Earth in May 2018, Hatti worked as a commercial dispute resolution lawyer at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Hatti qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2016 and holds a law degree from the University of Oxford.
John Hatton is partner at Alpheon Energy and Enertrans NL BV. After 12 years working for JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and a stint in China, John joined Alpheon in 2010. Formed to create net zero emission corporate premises by TNT Mail and Express, the first project was at that time awarded the title of “Greenest Building in the Netherlands”. John has since co-founded Enertrans in 2017 to develop renewable district energy systems, the first of which will take a town off natural gas heating in 2020.