Children from Portsmouth take action on climate change   

SCHOOLS across the region are taking part in a nationwide challenge to raise concerns over the issue of climate change.

Children from Portsmouth and Hampshire are joining thousands of their peers across the country in writing postcards to be sent to the government asking them to commit to helping reduce global temperatures by 1.5 degrees.

The initiative hopes to achieve at least 100,000 postcards which will be sent to parliament outlining the views of children – the generation most likely to be affected by the environmental impacts.

As well as expressing concerns, pupils are encouraged to demand for action to  be taken.

Head of the UN Climate Change Learning Partnership, Angus Mackay, said: ‘We strongly support this initiative. This generation of children are the first climate change generation. They are the future policy makers and our current message carriers.’