The 157 delegates, who will participate in the RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate in Dáil Eireann on 15 of November, have been announced. Young people from across the Republic of Ireland applied online to take one of 157 seats in Dáil Eireann for the specially convened Youth Assembly.
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The delegates aged between 10 and 17 years of age, had their first information day in Dublin yesterday, with other gatherings taking place in Sligo, Cork and Galway in the coming days. The Youth Assembly, which will be at the heart of RTÉ on Climate week, will see the delegates focus and debate on the following themes; environment, economics, food and farming, power and education.
Pauline MacNamara Executive Producer, RTÉ on Climate – Youth Assembly said, “From almost 1,000 excellent applications the judges have drawn together an outstanding group of young people to convene the Youth Assembly on Climate. The 157 delegates announced today have shown remarkable commitment to climate action and creativity in their approach to finding solutions. We hope the public – and especially their schoolmates – will get behind them.”
RTÉ in association with the Houses of the Oireachtas, will host the Youth Assembly in recognition of the leadership of young people in highlighting climate issues and in the context of the centenary of the first Dáil.
The day will see the 157 young people from 10 to 17 years of age from across Ireland with strong views on how Ireland needs to address the climate crisis. This number reflects the current number of TDs in Dáil Éireann and proceedings on the day will be chaired by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl. The delegates gathered from across Ireland will convene in Leinster House on Friday 15 November to establish their urgent next steps for Ireland and present them to the nation live from the Dáil Chamber on RTÉ News Now and Oireachtas TV.
The Youth Assembly is a key part of RTÉ on Climate whichwill put a focus on the climate crisis across TV, radio and online and explore what this means for Ireland and potential solutions.