In the early autumn of 2019, Oxfam brought two high school students from Malawi to the UK. During their trip, they witnessed the student climate protests, where 300,000 people took to the streets around the country to call for stronger climate action.

The teenagers, Jesse and Isaac, noticed placards that said ‘Save our Future’. “They said, ‘But we need to talk about saving our today,’” recalls Danny Sriskandarajah, Oxfam GB’s chief executive. “The communities they live in are already seeing the impact. Their school has been closed several times by extreme weather events. That was such a poignant ...


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