Cardiff Council Leader message on YouthStrike4Climate

"If I was still of school-going age, then I would be on strike today. Whilst schools in Cardiff have been advised to mark pupils on strike as ‘Absent', we would hope that schools show common sense and leniency with those pupils who march for the Climate - they should wear their absent marks as badges of honour.

For the Council's part we are determined to play a leading role within Wales in addressing climate change. Declaring a Climate Emergency was an important first step, but critically, we are following this up with action, including -

         Signalling the Council's wish to divest its Pension Funds from Fossil Fuels

         Building a 10mw Solar Farm on Lamby Way, construction of which starts this month

         Investing record amounts in active travel infrastructure, and developing a transport vision that massively increases the use of public transport

         Bringing forward an innovative district heating scheme, and continue to improve on our status as the best major city for recycling in the UK

Climate Change is the most important issue we face as a species, and in the next few months, Cardiff Council will be bringing forward a revised ‘One Planet Cardiff' strategy to ensure Cardiff plays its full part in the solutions."

Y Cyng |Cllr Huw Thomas

Arweinydd Cyngor Caerdydd | Leader, Cardiff Council