Thursday August 13, 2020

What teenagers can teach you about climate change

The RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate will see 157 young people take over the Dáil to tell grown-ups what to do to prevent climate catastrophe. Spoiler alert: their ideas are spot-on

10th November, 2019
From left: Ciarán Farrell, Meadhbh Ní Cheallacháin, Daniel Kelly and Chloe Jacob are all part of the RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate Pic: Fergal Phillips

This Friday, 157 schoolchildren, one for each of Ireland’s TDs, will take over the Dáil for the RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate. It’s part a celebration of the Dáil centenary and part about listening to the youth who will live with the effects of ecological breakdown. Each delegate has been selected based on a written and video submission: their idea of what climate measures need to be taken. They’ve thought it out, they’re coming together...

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