Children take part in their own version of COP26

Children take part in their own version of COP26

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEFTON pupils were given a chance to take part in their very own COP26 session on the last day of the UN conference in Glasgow.

As the conference ended on Friday, November 12, local youngsters quizzed Sefton leaders about the future of our planet, our emissions targets and asked what more can be done at a local and individual level.

The key speakers included Cllr Diane Roscoe, Cabinet Member for Education; Jon Gordon, Head of Enterprise at Autism Initiatives; Balazs Nagy from Hungary who is the EU Independent Rapporteur; and Anne-Marie Clegg, Environmental Education Officer at 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.

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