Youth Climate Action Summit 2020

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Youth Climate Action Summit 2020

Manchester's young  people are passionate about climate change and are taking action!

The Youth Climate Action Summit January 17th 2020

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The Second Youth Climate Action Summit took place on January 17th 2020 at Manchester Central. 250 young people aged 11-14 took part in workshops from organisations to develop thier skills for life and learn about Climate Change and ways to protect our environment for our future.

The event was hosted by Remsha Asif, MYC Exec member, Ishaa Asim MYP 2019/ 20  and James Plant MYP 2019/20

Pupils attended workshops to look at how they can reduce the carbon impact of their transport choices and food and energy consumption

More than 300 Manchester school children gathered for a summit to have their concerns about climate change heard and develop new ideas for action. 

The Youth Climate Action Summit, at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, gave pupils aged 9 to 14 years the chance to explore what they can do to help the city meet its ambitious, science-based target to become zero-carbon by 2038 at the latest.

Pupils attended workshops to look at how they can reduce the carbon impact of their transport choices and food and energy consumption.  The event closed with young people challenging a panel of civic leaders on what they are doing to ensure that the city meets its zero-carbon target.  

Dean Trust Ardwick pupils presented to the summit, to explain their efforts to tackle climate change and plastic pollution.

The school was named national "Best School" in the Waste category of 2019’s Eco-Schools Awards, managed by Keep Britain Tidy.  

Year 9 pupils Angela Mozumber said: “I believe that climate change is ignored by too many people, but being on the school’s Eco Committee makes me feel there is hope to make more people aware of the issue. It makes me happy that we are making positive impacts, but we still have a lot to do.”