Student Climate Strike demands 100% renewable, affordable electricity by 2025
Portugal’s network of student climate activists is busy again with new stunts designed to highlight the urgency for energetic transition.
This time round it is the ‘Student Climate Strike Lisboa’ that will be carrying out “several actions at various colleges and schools in Lisbon, starting this Monday”.
On November 24, the group says it is planning a “study visit” to the Ministry of the Environment (not explaining whether this will involve the hurling of paint, breaking of windows or other ‘actions’ that have characterised their initiatives in the recent past) .
Say reports, “Student Climate Strike activists are demanding an end to fossil fuels by 2030.
“In a statement, the movement is calling on all young people this Monday not to give the government a break until there is an energy commitment in Portugal, namely an end to the use of fossil fuels from this winter.
“Students from 10 schools are starting actions today to demand an end to fossil fuels by 2030 and 100 per cent renewable and affordable electricity by 2025,” reads the statement.
The actions are planned for the faculties of Psychology (FPUL), Fine Arts (FBAUL), Sciences (FCUL) and Letters (FLUL) at Ulisboa, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE), the School of Theatre and Cinema (ESTC), the University of Coimbra and the Camões and Filipa de Lencastre.