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The Environment Agency is polling young people with Footprint Friends for Copenhagen

Footprint Friends has another exciting event  to attend - environment 09

This year’s Environment Agency annual conference, environment ’09, will provide insight into the impact of climate change and the likely implications for businesses and people in the UK. 

The Environment Agency is calling for your questions on tackling climate change.

As you will know, in December leaders from around the world will meet in Copenhagen to agree how countries can work together to prevent climate change.  They will make big promises which young people will need to keep for decades to come.

As young climate change ambassadors your questions will be put to business leaders and the Government at the biggest meeting of environmental leaders to be held in the UK ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit.

Support young people’s attendance at environment ‘09

Put your questions to climate change leaders - for the first time ever, the conference involves young people in recognition of the impact that climate change has on future generations.

Call for your questions - post them in this forum post and make sure you VOTE IN THE POLL

On Monday 9th November ambassadors from the UK Youth Climate Change Coalition and British Council Climate Change Champions will be participating in a panel debate with influential government figures on climate change.

They will be posing your questions on behalf of young people to Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Browne of Madingley, Former Chief Executive of BP and Will Day, Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission.

Young people, aged 10 to 18 can put their questions to the panel at by replying to this blog or you can debate in this forum post...

We'll let you know which questions are asked and publish photos of the event here from the 10th November.

Young climate change ambassadors will also be reporting live from the conference via, Footprint Friends, twitter, Facebook, YouTube and their own websites.

Attendees at the conference will include Hilary Benn MP, Lord Chris Smith, Richard Brown CBE, Justin King (CEO, Sainsbury’s) and Jeremy Darroch (CEO, BSkyB).

Children to paint feet for climate change

Children will be attending the conference to paint their feet for climate change.  They will be taking part in Footprint Friends’ One Million Feet to Copenhagen campaign which aims to take one million photographs of children’s feet to Copenhagen to represent the views of future generations.  Business leaders and representatives from the Environment Agency will join them in show of their support for future generations’ involvement in climate change. 

Julian Feasby, Head of Internal Environmental Management, said

“Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing future generations.  Young people are the policy makers, business leaders, scientists and engineers of the future.  For the first time we’re giving younger generations the opportunity to contribute to one of the most important environmental events in the lead up to the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit.  This should lead to a lively and informative debate which has the potential to influence the views of leaders going to Copenhagen.”

So this is your opportunity to have your say. 

Reply to this post or debate it in the this forum post.

We want your views, opinions and questions...


Posted Oct 21 2009, 11:07 AM by Swampy

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