A major new initiative to help young people get their voices heard in the climate change debate is to take place this Autumn.
On Tuesday 13 October 2020, the UK’s first carbon neutral eco-summit for young people, The Youth Against Carbon Conference (YAC Con), organised by Zurich Insurance, will be held to understand the role young people can play in the climate crisis.
Streamed lived on Instagram (IGTV – @zurich_uk) and Zurich UK’s YouTube channel, YAC Con will feature an all youth panel.
Confirmed panellists include Edinburgh Medical Student and climate justice activist, Mikaela Loach (22), prominent naturalist and President of Black2Nature, 18-year-old Mya-Rose Craig (aka Birdgirl) and founders of successful eco-charity Kids Against Plastic, Amy and Ella Meek (16 & 14). A competition is also currently underway for three more young panellists to join the line up, with winners to be announced.
The debate will be chaired by BAFTA award winning TV presenter, Maddie Moate, with the inspirational panellists debating a range of topics from lessons to be taken from Covid-19 lockdown measures to issues including fast fashion, food consumption, plastic usage, eco travel and transport pollution.
Venue: Virtual. The event will be streamed live via Instagram (@zurich_uk) and on Zurich UK’s YouTube channel
Cost: Free to attend. Just tune in online
Suitable for: Anyone, young or old, with an interest in taking action to protect the planet
Booking – No booking required.