On Tuesday, Year 9 participated in CLSG's first Model UN conference which started with talks by three influential speakers, who are all working in fields that are trying to solve the climate crisis. These talks gave us loads of great facts and statistics to aid us in our debates later on. We were split into groups of eight and allocated a country; some groups were developed nations like China, while others were countries who are being hardest hit by climate change, like Ethiopia and Madagascar.
We spent the rest of the day debating how we could reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in order to limit global warming to 1.5C. The debating was definitely my favourite part and it was great to hear the perspectives of other countries and how hard some decisions were to make. Eventually, we all came to an agreement and settled on three recommendations pertaining to our committee.
At the end of the day we all gathered again in the main hall to try and pass the resolutions - every country had a vote and the motion was only passed if more than half of the countries agreed. It seemed that Year 9 was completely in sync as every motion passed in landslide majorities. Overall the day was incredibly interesting, thought provoking and fun. We wanted to thank Mr Aldridge for organising this amazing day and Miss Hotchkiss, Miss Obiri and all the other teachers who gave up their time to teach us more about the climate crisis.
Delilah and Emeline, Year 9