Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Madrid, September 23 (EFE).- Demonstrations called by the Youth for Climate (JPC) movement this afternoon in twenty cities in Spain are being held with a specific focus on the climate-related energy crisis and demands for solutions. Both together.

“If we look at the statistics, the 1% of the richest people in the world pollute twice as much as the poorest, who are the vast majority,” JpC activist Maria Crespo explained to Efe shortly before the start of the protests. Dozens of those in Madrid will complete a tour from the Plaza Mayor to the Congress of Deputies.

Crespo said that “the most vulnerable people who cannot pay the same for basic resources like heating” should be taken into account, since “we are in the hands of energy oligopolies, who can play with the price of electricity as they like”.

The situation, the JPC calls, “does not affect all people equally” and its effects are “devastating for disadvantaged people.”

Today’s call, which is part of the global mobilization of the Fridays for the Future organization led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, “demands a change in the energy system, which brings energy closer to people and contributes to tackling the climate crisis.”

To do so, the JpC called for a “change in model” focusing on “promoting collective self-consumption, energy communities and energy efficiency” while crippling the deployment of “new fossil infrastructure” and proposed its “immediate exit from energy.” Spain of Charter Agreement”.

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