A whopping 37,432 young Australians around the nation voted in Youth Decide ’09. Youth Decide was a national youth vote on climate change.Ê
37,432 young Australians around the nation voted in Youth Decide.
You were faced with three different futures, and this is what you chose:
¥ 34,267 (91.5%) voted for World 3 (40% + emissions reductions)
¥ 2,225 (5.9%) voted for World 2 (25 Ð 40% emissions reductions)
¥ 940 (2.5%) voted for World 1 (4 – 24% emissions reductions)
An overwhelming 97.5 % of young people voted for emissions targets stronger than those currently proposed by the government.
Over the past week, over 330 local voting events have been held in high schools, Universities, TAFEs, libraries, parks and even beaches around Australia. A team of 2,000 volunteers helped organise these events.
Almost 5,000 attended a concert in the middle of voting week in MelbourneÕs Federation Square with The Cat Empire, Blue King Brown, Mat from the Beautiful Girls and Kisschasy. All of your support has helped make Youth Decide one of the biggest per capita mobilisations of young people on climate change anywhere in the world.
Find out more about the vote on the Youth Decide website: