Young Peoples' Assembly on Climate Change and Biodiversity

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Barnet's Youth Assembly

In parallel to the Citizens’ Assembly, Barnet has launched its first Young Peoples' Assembly on climate change and biodiversity.

The Young Peoples' Assembly has recruited 20 young people between the ages of 11-17 years old to answer the question: Barnet has declared a climate emergency. What more can we do together to make Barnet more sustainable, now and in the future?

Watch the videos from some of the young people, on their ideas and commitment to making Barnet a more sustainable borough below.

Sign up to our BarNET ZERO e-bulletin to keep informed and make your pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help Barnet become a more sustainable borough here.






From March until May 2023, the young participants will attend 3 main sessions where they will learn more about climate change and sustainability. They will explore topics such as the natural environment and biodiversity, transport, sustainable consumption, and green skills.

Together, participants will work to produce recommendations for a more sustainable Barnet, which will be published in a report at the end of the process, in summer 2023.


SESSION SUMMARIES AND MATERIALS

⭐ SESSION 1 - SATURDAY 4 MARCH ⭐

In this introductory session, we introduced the assembly and explained the background, purpose and goals of the process. We introduced the different roles involved and explained why this group of 20 young people have been invited to come together.

We wanted participants to leave feeling a shared sense of purpose and excitement at the journey ahead, eager to come back together for the next meeting, and with some information to get them started in their exploration of climate and sustainability.

Main slide deck here. Speakers with slides and videos:

  • Cllr Barry Rawlings - Leader of the Council
  • Cllr Alan Sneiderman - Lead Member for Climate Change
  • Yogita Popat - Assistant Director for Sustainability at Barnet Council
  • BarNetZero video
  • Samia Dumbuya - Climate Activist & Community Organiser


SESSIONS 2 - SATURDAY 1 APRIL

In this second session, we recapped what we touched on in the first session and heard from some speakers on green skills and sustainable consumption. We then looked at how change happens and started to build our vision for Barnet with innovative ideas for change.

Main slide deck here. Speakers with slides:

In this second session, we recapped what we touched on in the first session and heard from some speakers on green skills and sustainable consumption. We then looked at how change happens and started to build our vision for Barnet with innovative ideas for change.


If you have any queries regarding the assembly, please email barnetzero@barnet.gov.uk.

Barnet's Youth Assembly

In parallel to the Citizens’ Assembly, Barnet has launched its first Young Peoples' Assembly on climate change and biodiversity.

The Young Peoples' Assembly has recruited 20 young people between the ages of 11-17 years old to answer the question: Barnet has declared a climate emergency. What more can we do together to make Barnet more sustainable, now and in the future?

Watch the videos from some of the young people, on their ideas and commitment to making Barnet a more sustainable borough below.

Sign up to our BarNET ZERO e-bulletin to keep informed and make your pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help Barnet become a more sustainable borough here.






From March until May 2023, the young participants will attend 3 main sessions where they will learn more about climate change and sustainability. They will explore topics such as the natural environment and biodiversity, transport, sustainable consumption, and green skills.

Together, participants will work to produce recommendations for a more sustainable Barnet, which will be published in a report at the end of the process, in summer 2023.


SESSION SUMMARIES AND MATERIALS

⭐ SESSION 1 - SATURDAY 4 MARCH ⭐

In this introductory session, we introduced the assembly and explained the background, purpose and goals of the process. We introduced the different roles involved and explained why this group of 20 young people have been invited to come together.

We wanted participants to leave feeling a shared sense of purpose and excitement at the journey ahead, eager to come back together for the next meeting, and with some information to get them started in their exploration of climate and sustainability.

Main slide deck here. Speakers with slides and videos:

  • Cllr Barry Rawlings - Leader of the Council
  • Cllr Alan Sneiderman - Lead Member for Climate Change
  • Yogita Popat - Assistant Director for Sustainability at Barnet Council
  • BarNetZero video
  • Samia Dumbuya - Climate Activist & Community Organiser


SESSIONS 2 - SATURDAY 1 APRIL

In this second session, we recapped what we touched on in the first session and heard from some speakers on green skills and sustainable consumption. We then looked at how change happens and started to build our vision for Barnet with innovative ideas for change.

Main slide deck here. Speakers with slides:

In this second session, we recapped what we touched on in the first session and heard from some speakers on green skills and sustainable consumption. We then looked at how change happens and started to build our vision for Barnet with innovative ideas for change.


If you have any queries regarding the assembly, please email barnetzero@barnet.gov.uk.

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