Tackling Climate Change-The Hot Debate 3-Embedding into Education
Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Essex Business School, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
A lot has happened in the last year. Greta Thunberg has inspired school strikes around the world and Extinction Rebellion have very politely caused just enough disruption to focus attention on the climate crisis. The media has begun to report climate change seriously.
Please join us 18.30-20.30 Friday 18th October, the Auditorium, Essex Business School, University of Essex CO4 2SQ when 5 local students pleading passionately for their future will be joined by Guy Smith, NFU Deputy President, and Charles Clover, Executive Director, Blue Marine Foundation They will explain how we can stop making climate change worse on land and at sea, and Adrian Gault, Chief Assurance Officer, Committee on Climate Change (the body set up by the Government to tell them what needs to be done about climate change) will tell us what achieving net zero will mean in our own lives.
The event will again be chaired by Sir Bernard Jenkin MP. Following Hot Debates 1 & 2 he wrote to Ministers to tell them what we thought they should be doing, and I expect him to do the same this year. Does it make any difference? This year Parliament has declared a climate emergency and the Government has committed, in law, to reach net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050, a few months after Sir Bernard, with many other MPs, signed the cross party letter backing net zero by 2050. All of us acting together can make Government take notice of what we expect them to do.
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Student Speakers: Erin Seed - Harwich & Dovercourt High School
James Cooper - Manningtree High School
Olivia Wales, Lily Rata & Scarlett Bishop - St Mary's School, Colchester