Students from Bristol’s universities are to be given the chance to shape the message that the city delivers to the UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.

Credit: Flickr woodleywonderworks
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Bristol Festival of Ideas is to hold a Student Day that offers the chance for 100 students to spread their messages on climate change issues, forming Bristol’s presentation at the UN Conference in Paris.

The event, which takes place on 21 April at @Bristol, is part of European Green Capital – the organization that aims to make the city a ‘greener’ place.

Climate scientist, Professor Rich Pancost, Director of Cabot Institute of the University of Bristol, will be opening the event, followed by student debates on issues such as future energy needs and broader climate change concerns.

Sandy Hore-Ruthven, from Creative Youth Network, is involved in the organization of the event.

He said: “It’s vital that young people’s voice is heard at the UN conference and the Green Capital award gives a special significance to the voices of young people from Bristol.“

The Bristol 2015 Student Day will begin at 9:30am. Attendance is free but places must be booked here.

By Richard Peake