News / Scotland by Press Association 27/03/2019, 6:30 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Nicola Sturgeon has met with youngsters who took part in school strikes to demand action on climate change. The First Minister, who previously tweeted in support of the action, spoke to some of the campaigners involved, environment minister Mairi Gougeon confirmed. The talks between the FM and the students focused on concerns over the environment and what action the Scottish Government is taking, the minister added. Speaking about the young protesters, Ms Gougeon said: “It is only right they push us to take strong action and we take the time to listen to that.” She told MSPs: “The First Minister met with some of the students to discuss their concerns and to discuss the actions we are taking.” She added that the climate change was “such an important issue” she was “not surprised the pressure for action we’ve seen, particularly recently and particularly from our young people”. Ms Gougeon spoke after Green MSP Alison Johnstone praised the young Scots who had been involved in the climate change protests. The most recent day of action saw events take place in 19 towns and cities… Read full this story
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