2017 Conferences

Model Climate Conferences - 2017

Taking part in our flagship offering of the Model Climate Conference / Local Action Summit means signing up teams of students to gain a deeper understanding of international climate debate in a UN style Climate Change Conference and then experience why local action counts. 
Modelling the UN Climate Conferences teams of students from schools across their area will meet in the Council Chambers to debate international climate policy and progress since the 2015 the Paris Agreement. The dates and venues are:
  • Bristol (Bristol City Hall) 22 November
  • Cheltenham (Cheltenham Council Chambers) 23 November
  • Solihull (Solihull Council Chambers) 30 November
  • Reading (Reading Council Chambers) 1 December
In the second part of the afternoon, local sustainability leaders and active organisations share expertise in an ‘Ideas Zone’. Students engage in mini-workshops [air quality; energy; food and food waste; resource-use; travel and transport; waste and recycling] and then generate their own ideas and plans of action to bring back to school. 
After the event, students report back to their wider school community about what they’ve learned, whether that means leading an assembly, writing an article or blog, or inviting their local MP for questioning. They may also want to take action ideas from our events and develop them in school, with support available from us and other useful organisations.