European youth demands changes in European energy policy

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Understanding, discussing and changing Energy and climate topics – the Schwarzkopf Foundation gathered 400 young people from 35 European countries over a time span of 3 years within the project “Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy”. Their demands are now summarised in a final publication.

The youngsters’ claims include four main areas:
1. Stronger decentralisation in a European energy transition
2. More ambitious emission reductions
3. More serious decarbonisation through low- and zero-emission mobility
4. Global solidarity in combating climate change

The final publication can be found here: Young Opinions On Europe’s Energy Policies 2017

The publication was put together by the project’s Steering Group and layouted by Aileen Dietrich and Carlotta Weiser.

The three year project “Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s energy” is a project by the Schwarzkopf Foundation and the European Youth Parliament in cooperation with the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft. Throughout Europe it enabled young people to monitor, inform themselves and debate about European energy policy. The project’s patrons were: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister for Economy and Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister for Energy in Poland.

Go directly to the project here: www.eyp.org/projects/powershifts/