Sustainability Summits

As part of our Climate Voices project ICN has developed a brand new event bringing together some of the schools which participated in our Model Climate Conference in 2015, and other schools from across London. The Sustainability Summit is an opportunity for young people to find out how the international climate agenda can meet local action. Aged from 12 years upwards, around 75 participants will:
  • Hear from leading key-note and motivational speakers
  • Find out what works well and how to inspire others in an Ideas Zone of themed workshops
  • Develop and present their own ideas for action
  • Put their questions to a panel of sustainability leaders
Global climate change policies and progress will be presented by our keynote speaker from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, with opportunities for the young people to ask questions and find out more about what can make a difference. Ideas Zone mini-workshops will feature inputs including:
  • Energy: presenting a business case for renewable energy
  • Resource-use: what we use, where it comes from, and convincing others to get involved
  • Travel & Transport: exploring schemes that encourage young Londoners to travel to school ‘sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely’
  • Waste & Recycling: what we throw away and finding solutions to minimise waste

The culmination of the afternoon will be young-people presenting their own ideas for action to a panel of decision-makers, when there will be prizes for inspiring ideas, plans aimed at influencing other people, and action-planning that is likely to have a big impact on carbon reduction back in their own schools.