10th Edition of the Eco-Schools Young People’s SummitMay 21, 2021
We care about our future
Nature Trust FEE-Malta holds the 10th edition of the
Eco-Schools Young People’s Summit
14th May 2021
Thirty schools participated in the virtual edition of the Eco-Schools Young People’s Summit. The 10th edition of this Summit was organised by Nature Trust – FEE Malta through its ESD international programme EkoSkola.
The event provided students participating in the EkoSkola programme with the opportunity to voice their concerns about several current issues namely; Marine pollution and loss of biodiversity, Urbanism, Sustainable food consumption and Carbon Neutrality & Carbon Sequestration. The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Robert Abela also addressed the attendees during the opening of the summit.
In the days preceding the summit, the students together with their teachers carried out research about the respective themes. They teased out the key areas they wanted to address and together listed a number of concerns. Discussions focused also on the effect of the imposed COVID measures.
On the day of the summit, EkoSkola students were assigned to virtual rooms according to their preferred theme and together with students from other schools presented and discussed their main concerns. At the end of the session, each group presented a list of suggestions to address the common concerns that had been identified.
The students’ concerns and recommendations will be collated into a declaration that will eventually have to be approved and endorsed by the EkoSkola student representatives. The declaration will then be presented during an online Parliamentary sitting of the EkoSkola Parliament that will be held on the 4th June 2021. This will be the 15th EkoSkola Parliament session since the programme’s inception in 2002.
Photos: Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela addressing the attendees before they split up for the various virtual workshops.