Posted on 14 September 2019
We may be the first generation to experience the effects of climate change, and we may be the last generation to have a chance to reverse this trend.
September 11, Bratislava (Slovakia)
- President Caputova highlighted environmental initiatives as a symbol of co-operation. "We need to work together to reach a very big goal
," she noted. Director of WWF-Slovakia
Miroslava Plassman also agrees with this, and added that she “praises the fact that the President invited not only environmental organisations, but also climate initiatives
.” According to Plassmann, “The climate crisis is no longer just a technical issue, but concerns the future of the rightly concerned next generations
In addition to WWF, President Caputova also received Otto Hudec from the Let's Not Waste Time initiative, Radek Kubala from Greenpeace Slovakia
, Juraj Melichar from Friends of the Earth Slovakia
, Lucia Szabova from the Concerned Mothers initiative, and Emma Zajackova from Fridays for the Future in the Presidential Palace. Fridays for the Future
is organising a global climate strike on Friday, September 20, including in cities around the region such as Bratislava and Budapest.
"We may be the first generation to experience the effects of climate change, and we may be the last generation to have a chance to reverse this trend. There are big challenges ahead but the sooner we start dealing with them, the better the chance of a positive change
," stated the President, referring to Slovakia's commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050
. She also called for sensitivity to the social and economic consequences of these changes.
Based on an article by TASR, http://www8.teraz.sk/slovensko/caputova-boj-proti-klimatickej-krize/417844-clanok.htm