Such exciting news from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) A historical day and a crucial step towards one of the three changes young people want to see: to be heard and play an active role in society.
‘Defra and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have invited the Youth Steering Group to conduct a review of environment and climate policy. The Youth Steering Group is a group of young people aged 14-24, brought together for the first time in 2019 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and led by the British Youth Council. The review will be carried out by a committee comprising members of the Youth Steering Group and facilitated by the British Youth Council. The Group will consider progress and priorities for future action relating to three areas – tackling climate change, waste and recycling and biodiversity loss – and also consider how government can better capture the views of young people as it develops environment and climate policy. The review will take place in July and report to Ministers after the summer.’
We hope that the Youth Steering Group will explore ways of including some of the inspiring young people who are already leading in this area, like you. Read more here.