Chemnitz (dpa/sn) - Mobility, climate, energy and consumption - Saxony's state government sought climate policy dialogue with young people in Chemnitz on Saturday. "It is important to us what young people in our country have to say because we want what is said to be implemented in political decisions," said Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer on Saturday at the opening of the youth climate conference. The CDU politician emphasized that young people are particularly interested in climate protection. "And we want to talk to each other about the 'how'." Afterwards, Kretschmer discussed with four students on the podium.
"We want to talk about what is still possible in terms of mobility and climate-friendly schools," said Lilly Härtig, chairwoman of the Saxon state student council. More needs to be done. "The positive thing about this conference is that we discuss here as equals."
At the event, the young people were able to find out more about the topics of energy transition, mobility of the future, more sustainable living, climate-friendly schools and their own commitment. There was also the opportunity to discuss with experts from science, administration, business and politics. After 2019 and 2020, this is the state government's third climate policy dialogue with young people.