Maria Chandriotou of Form 7 was one of two students from Cyprus who represented the climate youth movement ‘Generation KlimACT’ in Brussels from the 24-27 April. During the trip, the students visited the European Parliament where they had meetings with MEPs Demetris Papadakis and Georgios Georgiou. During these meetings they expressed their concerns about the climate crisis and discussed the role of youth in increasing pressure on governments to meet climate targets. They also attended CAN (Climate Action Network) Europe’s event on how to reach climate neutrality goals. Here they had the opportunity to meet with other youth representatives to discuss ways to strengthen the global youth movement and find ways to ensure climate action is taken seriously. Since 2021, Terra Cypria, in collaboration with CAN Europe have created a youth movement in Cyprus in an effort to sensitize and push decision makers to reduce our carbon emissions and make the island more resilient to climate change.