The Beyond COP21 Symposium, hosted by the British International School of Tbilisi, was an interactive workshop that aimed to promote sustainability and environmental awareness among students. This symposium was the first of its kind in the region and has now been implemented in schools across 31 different countries.
During the event, up to 150 students from Tbilisi schools presented their creative ideas on climate action and achieving sustainable development goals. These students were from schools such as the British-Georgian Academy, QSI International School of Tbilisi, Buckswood School, Deutsche Internationale Schule Tbilissi, and Georgia. The students’ ideas were inspiring and showcased the potential of young people to create positive change.
The symposium also featured an impressive array of climate-friendly projects from local NGOs and international organizations, including the UNDP in Georgia, UN Global Impact, CLEAN WORLD DISPOSAL & RECYCLING, ZERO EFFECT LIMITED, Association Regional/Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG), Biodiesel Georgia • ბიოდიზელი ჯორჯია, Tene – ტენე, Scroll and Qari Electric • ქარი, Peace Corps Georgia, ფეიქარი • Peikari, and POLYVIM LLC. Their presence served as a poignant reminder of the importance of collective efforts to promote sustainability and protect our planet.
Events like the Beyond COP21 Symposium are crucial in inspiring and empowering young people to take action towards a sustainable future. By promoting sustainability and environmental awareness in schools, we can create a generation of responsible global citizens who prioritize the health of our planet.