Cairns Regional Council is holding a Cairns Youth Climate Summit in 2019, an opportunity for high school aged students to help shape climate actions for the region until 2030.
It follows from the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Youth Summit and will include:
- A Survey for students in high schools across the Cairns region.
- Planning Workshop with Student Delegates on 18 October 2019, with two representatives from each high school.
- Evening Presentation Event in November held at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
Student Delegates will be provided with specialised education from Council, university and industry experts in science, planning, policy, economic development and community engagement. Their concerns and aspirations for focus sectors will be presented back to the community and key stakeholders. The Summit is a part of Council’s review of its Climate Policy and Action Plan.