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To: Party leaders

We're in a climate emergency. Hold a TV leaders climate and nature debate before election day.

This campaign has ended.

We want to know how our future Prime Minister will tackle the climate emergency. Party leaders must agree to a televised climate and nature debate before the general election.

**BIG NEWS: Leaders of Labour, the Lib Dems, the Greens and the SNP have now agreed to take part, and Channel 4 has agreed to host! But the prime minister, Boris Johnson, is still refusing to come onboard. The more people that sign, the more likely we are to make sure he joins the debate.**

Why is this important?

We’re in the middle of a climate emergency. A record 85% of us are now concerned about climate change, and for the first time ever, more than half of us say it will affect how we vote.

Our next Prime Minister could lead the urgent action we need to save our planet, or take us even closer to a climate and nature catastrophe. We deserve to know exactly what each UK party leader will do to tackle this enormous challenge.

A televised debate on climate and nature would put the defining issue of our generation in the spotlight. But leaders will only sign up if they know hundreds of thousands of us are demanding it.

Add your name now - it takes just 30 seconds. Together we can make this happen.

This petition is being run and organised by Possible and school-strike organisers the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN). 38 Degrees is acting as a service provider, but is not involved in campaign strategy.


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Reasons for signing

  • We need to hear the party leaders publicly declare their commitment to addressing climate change.
  • This is a crisis of terrifying importance to us all but many are still unaware of how important or how urgent it is... or that action at government level MUST complement anything we do as individuals.
  • There are more important things in life than Brexit & arguing politicians. It's about time they listened to the people!


2019-11-29 09:43:46 +0000

Petition is successful with 203,563 signatures

2019-11-14 10:17:25 +0000

150,000 signatures reached

2019-11-04 20:03:01 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2019-11-04 10:02:21 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-11-04 09:11:10 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-11-04 08:33:43 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-11-04 08:29:39 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-11-04 08:26:30 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-11-04 08:05:57 +0000

10 signatures reached

* A portion of the signature total has been collected offline and has not yet been verified by 38 Degrees.