Reading Schools Debate Global Ambition on Climate Change and Pledge Local Action
Secondary students from Bristol and South Gloucestershire met to debate global climate change, and local action.
Students from across Solihull met in the Civic Suite on 28th November to debate climate change and to develop their ideas for local actions.
Students from Gloucestershire schools met in Cheltenham on 26th November for an intense debate the 'wicked problem' of international climate change, and to work with local experts on what they could do themselves.
Students make climate action their main goal at ICN's Hounslow Climate Conference.
Teams of students from secondary schools in four areas met to carry out their own COP24 debate on progress towards the Paris Agreement and try to negotiate raising ambition for more action.
Echoing the November COP23 climate talks in Bonn, young people from secondary schools showed the world how to raise global ambition at four dynamic meetings in their local Council Chambers.
Running at the same time as the crucial COP22 climate talks taking place in Marakkesh, 175 young people from 14 secondary schools in Cheltenham, Reading and South Gloucestershire showed the world and their local politicians the way forward.
As United Nations delegates gathered in Paris for COP21 we were pleased to run a series of model Climate Conferences for secondary school students across the South West and South East of England.