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 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 - found in the Downloads section.
The outcomes of the Summit support Council’s review of its Climate Policy and Action Plan in 2020. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org