Students and young people throughout Powys and Shropshire are set to take part in a demonstration in Shrewsbury this Friday, March 15, to protest against the lack of action being taken over the climate change crisis.

The family-friendly demonstration is part of the "Youth Strike 4 Climate Global Strike" day of global action, and will be held between 9am and 2pm in the Quarry Park.

Organisers say the events will highlight the urgency of the environmental situation, following an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report which showed that even if global carbon di-oxide emissions are halved in twelve years and reach net zero by 2040, the earth will still warm by 1.5°C.

"We are choosing to rise up and take direct action where older generations have failed," said a spokesperson.

"We are already facing devastating and irreversible impacts around the world. This is our final chance to fight for our futures, and our ages will not be what stop us.

"On Friday 15th of February, more than 10’000 students across the UK went on strike to protest lack of government action to combat our climate crisis. Now we’re doing it again: join us on the 15th March to amplify our voices once again."