Havering young people have their say on climate change.


Havering Council have launched its first ‘Youth Climate Change Summit’ so that the voices of future generations can be heard.

Over the next three days, from 28 to 30 September, the Council will be directly engaging with young people to hear what they have to say about climate change.

The events coincide with the UN Youth Climate Summit taking place in Milan, where around 400 young people between the ages of 18 and 29 from across the globe will be tackling the issues with world leaders.

Here in Havering, young people will be:

  • Making their views known by taking over Living in Havering, our twice-weekly email newsletter that goes out to more than 60,000 residents and businesses
  • Joining a Let’s Talk about climate change discussion with the Council Leader, Councillor Damian White, Council officials and an expert from London Councils. The online Zoom event will be chaired by 18-year-old Chantelle Asante, chair of Havering Youth Council
  • Invited to respond to a survey to gather their views and identify the things that they can do to help protect our planet.

Councillor Damian White, the Leader of Havering Council, said:

“Recent events in Havering, where we have suffered serious storms and flooding, have led us to experience how real climate change is.

“We’ve made a commitment to be net carbon neutral by 2040 or before, if we can. As we all have an important part to play, we think it’s crucial to hear from our future generation and to get them involved now.

“Over the three days we’ll be listening to what young people have to say and how they think they can play a valuable role in protecting our future.”

The Summit comes ahead of COP 26 taking place in Glasgow in November and ahead of the Council’s plans to publish the Havering Climate Action Plan, also in November.

One thought on “Havering young people have their say on climate change.

  • 30th September 2021 at 9:28 am
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    Man made climate change is an elementary lie as carbon dioxide is essential to life on earth as humans can’t breath without it and it’s the food plants breathe to make them grow and because naturally occurring and variable carbon dioxide is only about 0.04% of the atmosphere and the man made bit is only a fraction of this at about 0.003% and so irrelevant as easily eclipsed by natural variations.

    Therefore it becomes an act of faith to believe mmcc determines climate, but behind every creed are the corporate interests who recognise the financial potential from this new old time religion, and ready to exploit the idealistic young for nefarious purposes.

    There are a range of interests behind the lie, including a nuclear lobby who want a big expansion in civil nuclear power to provide the skills needed to produce a new generation of nuclear weapons (Trident) and hide the cost in fuel bills. This nuclear proliferation is a very real man made threat to the environment being progressed under the pretence of saving the planet.

    In short the Youth parliament should assert an independent spirit by rejecting the climate lie in order to oppose man made nuclear proliferation that is a very real threat to life on earth and a subject worthy of their idealism.

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