15th EkoSkola Parliament SessionJune 4, 2021
The 15th Virtual Extraordinary EkoSkola Parliament took place today 4th June 2021, on the eve on World Environment day. Last year, COVID-19 restrictions have prevented the organisation of the traditional annual EkoSkola Parliament Session during which EkoSkola students meet Members of Parliament face to face to discuss ways of improving the quality of life in our schools and our country. However, true to our commitment to give voice to young people and in response to the request of the same students Nature Trust –FEE Malta has decided to organise a virtual edition of the EkoSkola Parliament using the same medium that students have grown accustomed to use during the pandemic.
Thank you to all the students speaking from St Margaret College Żabbar Primary School A, St Benedict College Għaxaq Primary School, St Theresa College Middle School Birkirkara, Gozo College San Lawrenz Primary School, St Clare College San Ġwann Primary School, St Thomas More College Tarxien Middle School, Our Lady Immaculate School Ħamrun, De La Salle College Junior School, St Dorothy’s Junior School Sliema, St Augustine College, St Margaret College Senglea Primary School and St Edward’s College representing all Eco-Schools in Malta. Thanks also go to Hon. Robert Cutajar, Opposition spokesperson for the Environment and Climate Change; Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning; Hon Tony Bezzina, Opposition spokesperson for Transport and Infrastructure; Hon. Dr Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects; Hon. Clyde Puli, Opposition spokesperson Education and Sport; Hon. Dr Bernard Grech, Leader of the Opposition and Hon. Dr Robert Abela, Prime Minister who listened to the students’ proposals and replied to them.
Topics discussed were urbanisation, carbon neutrality and sequestration, sustainable food consumption, marine litter and loss of biodiversity. You can download all the student interventions in Maltese from here.