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Students in Sefton show they are the climate leaders of the future for COP26

Students in Sefton have been given the chance to take part in their very own COP26 session on the last day of the UN conference in Glasgow.

Students have the chance to quiz local leaders and each other on the future of our planet, our emissions targets and will ask themselves what more can be done at a local and individual level to protect our planet.

Students will take part in a conference of two distinct but linked sessions, moving from UN-style dialogue through to what’s happening locally and what difference students can make.

Key speakers include:

  • Cllr Diane Roscoe, Cabinet Member for Education
  • Jon Gordon, Head of Enterprise at Autism Initiatives, Food (Community Farm)
  • Balazs Nagy from Hungary, our EU Independent Rapporteur
  • Anne-Marie Clegg, Environmental Education Officer, Sefton Council

 

Cllr Diane Roscoe, Cabinet Member for Education said:

“I was delighted to be invited to the Sefton Mock COP26 sessions to talk about climate action in Sefton.

“The Council declared a climate emergency back in 2019 and pledged to be net zero carbon by 2030 for all council operations so to come to this mock COP26 session and be quizzed on our plans by the climate leaders of the future has been a fantastic experience.

“There is so much passion for our planet among young people in Sefton and from everything I have seen today, we are in safe hands!”

The event was run by the Liverpool World Centre and aimed to bring students closer to global climate negotiations. Y7-Y11 school students were invited along to bring them closer to the international decision-making process, and to inspire local action.