Friday 15th of November was an historic day for Dáil Éireann has young people from the 26 counties of the state gathered in our national parliament’s lower house for the Inaugural RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate.
Proudly taking her seat as a delegate at the event was 5th yr in Loreto College, Crumlin Road: Ifunanya Chukwuewuzie. Ifunanya spoke passionately saying that “This movement does not stop here, we are fighting for climate change.”.
The day long gathering was a was an opportunity for 157 young people from the ages of 10-17 to debate, discuss and determine their proposals for climate action. The Youth Assembly was chaired by Ceann Comhairle, Sean O’Fearghail.
Two sessions from the Dáil chamber were broadcast live on RTE. In between these sessions, the delegates gathered in smaller groups to draft a proclamation on climate change. They also devised ten recommendations in such areas as the economy, industry, agriculture and education.
Ifunanya continued ” …we must continue to push and push until every single proposal on that recommendation is listened to and abided by. Keep spreading your message and keep encouraging people to act on climate change.”
Read about Ifunanya here
Watch Ifunanya speak in the Dáil chamber.below