Philippine Science High School – Central Luzon Campus (PSHS-CLC) commenced its 1st Youth Leaders’ Summit: The Climate Change Conference held at the Fontana Convention Center, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga last September 21.
Divided into 12 groups representing the countries of Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, South Africa, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates, the 89 students of Batch 2019, dressed in their respective country’s national costume, presented different policy proposals geared towards addressing the United Nations’ (UN) 13th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): Climate Action.
The student delegates defended their proposals in front of the members of the panel, Atty. Joseph Abaya, former Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication, Ms. Imee Manal of the UN Development Program, Dr. Glenn Sia Su of the University of the Philippines Manila, Mr. Shubert Ciencia of OxFam Philippines, and Mr. John Algo of the Climate Reality Project, who gave insights and questions regarding each policy presentation.
Led by Social Science 4 teacher Ms. Jazreen Olive Agustin, the Grade 10 scholars held the conference in front of students, parents, teachers, and guests and it served as their project for their first quarter in the said subject.
The judges awarded the best policy papers: Team Australia’s Feasibility of seaweeds as carbon sinks as the first, Team Algeria’s The use of UPVC pipes to address the issue of drought in Algeria as the second, and Team Philippines’ SIKAT: Harnessing and promoting the use of solar energy as an alternative source of energy for electricity as the third.