Youth Climate Parliament debate on World Environment Day 2017
Save the Children and Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies (IDMVS) of University of Dhaka, jointly held a Youth Climate Parliament debate and rally on June 05, to celebrate the World Environment Day 2017.
‘Connecting People to Nature’, with this theme, the event was organized to raise the awarness of children and youth on environmental issues, aiming to stimulate their minds and encourage discussion through active participation, connecting them with nature.
A total of 45 students from 6 schools in Dhaka and Narayanganj districts joined together at the event, encouraging schoolchildren and their peers to take action to protect the Earth that we share. The two final teams taking part in today's debate were Savar Girls High School from Savar and Morgan Girls High School from Narayanganj. The motion was: 'Current global climate agreements are effective enough to address climate change'. Savar Girls High School was the winner of the debate competition..
Present at the event were the Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka, Director General, Department of Environment and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. and Director-Program Development and Quality, Save the Children in Bangladesh.
The hope is that these children continue to realize that they have the power to make a change and help the communities they live in. Save the Children will continue to bring awareness on this power that they hold. Environment Day is a chance for everyone, especially children, to explore, discuss and take action on issues that directly impact their lives, not just for today but also for every day that follows in the future.