Report on the Youth Climate Summit

Last weekend the Munich International School of Munich organized a Youth Climate Summit for high school students from national and international schools. Seven students from our school -  Fabian Uhlich, Moritz Mederer, Sammy-Joe Schafroth, Sven Endress, Jenny Kösel, Zoe Lau and Laura Glatzeder – attended this international conference and debated in English about ways to fight Climate Change.

Dominic Frongillo was the keynote speaker of the summit. He delivered a passionate and inspiring speech on how to make a change and difference. He illustrated the consequences of Climate Change, not only the record-high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere but also of methane, in a very graphic and comprehensive way. In his truly great speech, he managed to show all of us that we can and have to act NOW. We have to spread our ideas and actions plans and start to change our schools and communities right now.

In workshops or showcase presentation our students had the chance to debate new concepts and ideas. They could get impressions of what other schools are planning or have already accomplished. At the beginning our students were excited what to expect but they quickly learned how to debate complicated topics in English.

We could see how easy it is to start little but to have an impact on your communities:
“I am impressed how bad the situation actually is and I am motivated to do something against it!“ (Moritz). “We met very friendly and committed students and we learned a lot in informative workshops.” (Jenny).

Our students could meet and talk to people who started at their age and have chosen national and international careers as change agents or are running their own projects. We could learn from their examples and take these ideas back to Kempten to implement them at our school. 

Fabian summarizes the conference very well: “Everyone was nice, the food was good, the speakers were amazing and it was an inspiring event. It was just a great experience.

I think it was a good start for our school to become a climate neutral and I am excited to the work together with teachers and other students to achieve this goal.”