Cairns Regional Council held a Cairns Youth Climate Summit in late 2019 - an opportunity for high school aged students to help shape climate actions for the region until 2030. The Summit involved:
- An online survey of students in high schools across the Cairns region, completed by 227 students.
- A full day Planning Workshop on the 18th of October 2019, with 35 Student Delegates nominated from local high schools.
- A Leaders Panel Event at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on the 13 November 2019, with student presentations delivered to a panel of industry leaders.
Students received specialised education from Council, university and industry experts in science, planning, policy, economic development, energy management and community engagement.
They developed a collective aspirational statement and presented their top ideas for key action areas: Powering our future, Nature-based solutions, You and your community, Reef and Rainforest resilience, Infrastructure, cities and transport and Industry transitions. These ideas can be found in the Downloads section.
The outcomes of the Summit will support Council’s review of its Climate Policy and Action Plan. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org