Madrid, September 23 (EFE).- Demonstrations called by the Youth for Climate (JpC) movement will take place in twenty Spanish cities today, focusing primarily on the climate-related energy crisis and the demand for solutions. both at the same time.

“If we look at the numbers, the 1% of the richest people in the world pollute twice as much as the poor, who make up the vast majority,” JpC activist MarĂ­a Crespo explained to Efe moments before the demonstration began. In Madrid, there are several dozen people who take a tour from the Plaza Mayor to the Congress of Deputies.

Crespo has asked that “the most vulnerable people who cannot pay the same amount for basic resources such as heating” be taken into account because “we are in the hands of energy oligopolies who can play with the price of electricity to their liking”.

The situation, JpC called, “does not affect all people equally” and the consequences are “devastating for the underprivileged”.

In today’s call, which is part of the Fridays for Future global mobilizations led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, it calls for a change in the energy system that brings energy closer to people and helps tackle the climate crisis. “.

To this end, the JpC calls for a “model change” that focuses on “promoting collective self-consumption, energy communities and energy efficiency”, in addition to paralyzing the construction of “new fossil infrastructures” and proposing an “immediate exit”. of the Spanish Energy Charter Agreement”.

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