Climate and Sustainability Youth Summit 2023

COP28 fringe - Saturday 2nd December

The Climate and Sustainability Youth Summit 2023 hosted at Imperial College London gathered young people, academics, politicians, and young professionals along with private businesses. The summit aimed to enable meaningful discussions and collaborations among the youth to address pressing climate and sustainability challenges. Participants engaged in presentations, panels, and networking sessions to drive innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.

The event was co-hosted by the United Nations Association Climate & Oceans, Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London.   It was supported by King's College London, University of Reading and  Royal Holloway University of London. 

Keynote Speakers included:

Her Excellency, Ms. Karen-Mae C. Hill OBE, High Commissioner for Antigua and
Barbuda to the United Kingdom.

Professor Martin Wooster – Professor of Earth Observation Science, King’s College London.

Dr. Reshma Rao- Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment (Imperial College London/ Royal Academy of Engineering)

View the Programme here

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Youth Statement 2023

At the Youth Summit, a Youth statement promoting sustainable lifestyles was presented, proposing a system of financial rewards to participants who join the initiative (the "Sustainameter"), with hopes of adoption by the UK Government in the future. Join us for making a positive impact for our future.  The Youth Statement was presented by Benjamin Jenkins (UNA Youth Council member)

Your can read and/or download the Youth Statement here

We were honoured to have Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park endorse the youth statement for 2023, highlighting our collective commitment to climate and sustainability.

Heroes and Dreamers

This  short film was presented at the Climate and Sustainability Youth Summit 2023 by Simon Langton Grammar School, showcasing innovative ideas to tackle climate change and promote sustainability. Facilitated by Generation C.

On Tuesday 18th July 2023, 170 Year 7 students took part in a cross-curricular approach towards highlighting the issues of biodiversity loss, the impact it may have on their future and the idea of working together to create something better. As part of the Encompass project, through the combined efforts of the music, drama, computing and science departments, they recorded and filmed the track “Heroes & Dreamers”.