Thursday 14 November 2019

Eoin (10) set to speak at youth climate assembly

Eoin Larkin.
Eoin Larkin.

A Dundalk national school student is set to be among the youngest speakers at the first ever Youth Assembly on Climate which will be held in Dáil Eireann on November 15th.

Young people from across Louth, and around the country will take part in the event.

One of the delegates is Eoin Larkin who will represent Louth and is one of the youngest delegates to be selected, and will be debating on the theme of education.

RTÉ in association with the Houses of the Oireachtas will host the Youth Assembly which will give young people in Ireland a unique opportunity to submit proposals as to how the government can tackle climate change.

The delegates on the day will debate the a range of themes relevant to climate change include; environment, economics, food and farming, power and education.

The proceedings on the day will be chaired by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl and are set to be broadcast live from the Dáil Chamber on RTÉ News Now and Oireachtas TV.

Speaking ahead of the event, Eoin explained how much he was looking forward to taking part in the fist ever youth assembly on climate change.

'My first introduction to Climate Change was when I was elected to be on the Green Schools Committee at the age of 7. As part of this I visited the Helix in DCU to receive our school's 5th green flag for biodiversity. I then became interested in reading news articles that focused primarily on environmental issues; my favourite is The Week Junior. It inspired me to write newsletters with my friends to tell our class about these world-changing issues.

Students from a number of Dundalk secondary schools are also expected to take part in the youth assembly,

The Argus