Caroline Lucas has told Devon school striker Sophie Sleeman that the climate change protests are “one of the most hopeful and inspiring things that have happened in many years”.
Sophie Sleeman is a 17-year-old #FridaysForFuture activist. #FridaysForFuture encourages children around the world to organise school climate strikes, led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
She is one of more than 1.4 million children around the globe have taken to the streets in recent weeks to demand action from political leaders in response to climate change.
So we asked Sophie to interview Lucas for this week’s Youth Climate Action special edition Big Issue magazine.
And the former leader of the Green Party and current Green MP for Brighton told her: “What makes the climate strikes hopeful is that young people have a small number of very clear dramatic goals: they’re talking about democracy and the importance of young people having a say over their future.”
The ongoing strikes around the world have received mixed responses from UK politicians, notably being criticised by Theresa May.