Teens look forward to green careers at Youth Climate Summit

Young people will hear from over 70 speakers representing a wide range of industries and jobs.
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A man on a stage with a screen behind him showing the opening image of the tyne bridge from the youth summit 2023

Newcastle City Council and partners from across the city are hosting their annual Youth Climate Summit with over 100 of the city’s senior school students. 

During the event the students will take part in workshops and hear from some of the region’s largest employers about the green career opportunities they offer. 

Now as an annual event, the Youth Climate Summit is aimed at 14 to 18-year-olds. The event will give attendees access to over 70 speakers from a wide range of industries and occupations including engineering, construction and manufacturing to science and creative arts. 

David Trousdale, our principal advisor for climate change said: “We are proud to be hosting this event to give the city’s young people an understanding of the green career opportunities available across the region. 

"It is key to our net zero ambitions that the city’s future generation are educated about the impacts of climate change and how they can help shape a cleaner future. 

"We would also like to thank all our partners and colleagues who have helped bring this unique event together.”

The event will also see that launch of a new Guide to Green Careers, which showcases the range of different industries that offer jobs which help the environment by protecting, enhancing, or conserving it.  

The event takes place from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Thursday 4 July 2024 at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. 

Net zero (also referred to as carbon neutrality) means achieving an equilibrium (a balance) between the greenhouse gases that are caused by human activity/put into the atmosphere and those taken out.

Net Zero Newcastle is Newcastle City Council’s commitment to have net zero emissions by 2030.