Young people will interview government ministers on stage as part of plans to make this autumn’s climate change summit the “most inclusive ever”, the government has announced. A whole day will be dedicated to listening to the views of selected young climate activists at Cop26, the global summit due to be held in Glasgow in November. The event will heavily feature the “marginalised generation”, many of whom have said they have been ignored by governments. Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s Cop26 spokesperson, said she hoped it would be the most inclusive Cop ever with people of all ages invited to join the discussions. Stratton was originally chosen to front the prime minister’s televised press conferences, but when these were scrapped she was given job of promoting and helping to organise Cop26. She has thrown herself into the role with gusto, recently throwing out all of her plastic bathroom products in favour of shampoo bars in aid of her “One Step Greener” initiative. High-profile figures will be asked to take one step in their lives to reduce their carbon footprint. Government officials from around the globe, including UK ministers, will be interrogated by young people during the youth climate day. […]


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