St Mary’s Colchester host Climate Change Conference

St Mary's Lower School for Girls | 12 Dec 2018 | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
St Mary’s Year 8 Geographers hosted a Climate Change Conference on Friday 7 December to tie-in with the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
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The students watched a live feed to Katowice in Poland, and representing 10 countries: USA, UK, India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Maldives, China, France, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, they presented information on the effects of climate change and what they were prepared to do to reduce CO2 emissions.

“It is vital to raise awareness of the important issues facing our world due to the ever increasing threat of climate change to our environment, and the students really rose to the challenge!” said Mrs Sarah Wilding, Head of Geography. “I was impressed with the girls’ commitment to the event, they spent two weeks researching and preparing for this conference, working across the whole year group - even meeting at lunchtimes in order to communicate their ideas.”

From Sunday 2 to Friday 14 December, close to 100 Government ministers are involved in negotiating a final deal on moving forward with climate action at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland. This Summit will put into place the practical implementation guidelines needed to implement the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement that aims to limit global warming to well under 2°C this century.

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