Delegation of the European Union to Ecuador

Walk and Talk to Leicester Peak with EU Ambassador Tom Vens

24/10/2019 - 13:36
Interviews

The three winning schools of the art competition for the EU Climate Diplomacy Weeks received their prize: A Walk and Talk to Leicester Peak with EU Ambassador Tom Vens! We had great and inspiring discussions with students from the Prince of Wales, Peninsular and Huntingdon secondary schools on how to concretely address land degradation and deforestation.

Students from the three winning schools of the EU Art competition; Prince of Wales, Peninsular and Huntingdon Secondary Schools on Friday 17th October, called on the Government of Sierra Leone to enact robust environmental laws to prevent the country from experiencing the severe impacts of climate change. The students made this call during a Walk and Talk event with the EU Ambassador, Tom Vens. The event was the climax of the EU Climate Diplomacy Weeks which started from 24th September to 6th October 2019, on the theme: The Role of Youth in Building a Sustainable Society.

The purpose of the event was to create a platform for students interaction with the EU Ambassador and also for students to speak on the negative activities of the environment as captured in their artworks. Observing the mudslide area from Leicester Peak, Augustine B. Allieu from the Peninsular School notes that lack of strong environmental laws is the main reason for  environmental degradation in Sierra Leone.

 

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