National Politics

National Politics

The government is a key partner to make national (higher) education more sustainable. Morgen will approach the national politics by collaborating with other parties such as: ‘Groene Generatie’ (Green Generation), ‘Jonger Milieu Actief’ (Young Environmental Active) and the ‘Jongeren Vertegenwoordigers Duurzame Ontwikkeling naar de VN’ (Young People Representatives Sustainable Development to the UN).

Two organizations have emerged from these activities: De Jonge Klimaatbeweging (The Young Climate Movement) and the Verdrag voor Duurzaamheid in het Onderwijs (Agreement for Sustainability in Education.)

Jonge Klimaatbeweging

The ‘Jonge Klimaatbeweging’ (JKB, Young Climate Movement) is an initiative of Studenten voor Morgen, Jongeren Milieu Actief (Youth Environment Active) and the Jongerenvertegenwoordigers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling van de Verenigde Naties (the Youth Representatives for Sustainable Development of the United Nations) and is supported by twenty-two youth-organizations. The goal of the JKB is to get all youth organizations agree on sustainability-related subjects and influence politics. On the 31st of October 2016 the JKB is officially founded and a new board has arrived.

Establishment

The Jonge Klimaatbeweging (JKB) originated from a group of 23 youth organizations that around the time of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015 introduced a collective manifest to counter climate change. In December 2015 the Climate Change Conference (Klimaattop) took place in Paris. On this occasion, Morgen organized in collaboration with the ‘Jongerenvertegenwoordigers Duurzame Ontwikkeling van de VN’ the Young Climate Change Conference, de Jonge Klimaattop. This was organized in November in the Netherlands. It was a big success: a day full of workshops and lectures by and for young people about the climate. There were also input-sessions for the present young people to give their opinions on subjects that would be discussed in Paris. After this Jonge Klimaattop, that the need for an umbrella organization focused on sustainability became clear. This organization was realized by combining Studenten voor Morgen, Jongeren Milieu Actief and the Jongerenvertegenwoordigers voro Duurzame Ontwikkeling van de VN: the JKB was founded and has become the Dutch movement since the 31st of October 2016.

Manifest from Morgen

Jongeren Milieu Actief has set up a manifest with help from the Jongerenvertegenwoordigers and Morgen. The manifest has been signed by more than 20 youth organizations and during the Climateparade in Amsterdam given to several members of the House of Representatives (Second Chamber). The Jongerenvertegenwoordigers also gave the manifest to the minister-president, Mark Rutte, during the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. More information about the manifest is to be found on the website of the JKB.

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