The project culminated in a lively event at Birmingham Council House on December 2nd, 2009. 120 young people debated issues they felt should be discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen with a panel of key people from Birmingham including Councillor Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council and Tony Howell, Strategic Director - Children, Young People and Families.

Councillor Tilsley and Sandy Taylor [Head of Climate Change and Sustainability for Birmingham City Council] were there to listen to the young people and to receive copies of a poster summarising some of their ideas which they then took with them to the Copenhagen Summit.

You may have seen the poster displayed on bus shelters and boards around Birmingham over Christmas. Copies went to all Birmingham schools and a delegation of young people visited the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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We would like to say thank you to the following schools for their involvement:

  • Bishop Challoner Catholic School
  • International School and Community College
  • Yardleys School
  • Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
  • George Dixon International School and Sixth Form

You might find these Tide~ resources useful:

For more information about Birmingham City Council's strategy for climate change: