RTE Youth Assembly on Climate

Banagher College Mini Conference on Climate Change 2020+


Congratulations to Grainne Malone who will represent Banagher College at the first ever Youth Assembly on Climate on Friday 15th November 2019 in Dáil Éireann.

What is the Youth Assembly on Climate?

It will see 157 young people (10 to 17 year olds) from all twenty-six counties come together to discuss and determine their proposals for climate action on Friday 15th November in Dáil Éireann.

It’s a fitting platform for the young who have driven climate to the top of the national and international agenda. The Youth Assembly will be chaired by Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghail.

The 157 delegates will work in groups under five themes to devise a Youth Assembly Proclamation on Climate on the day.

The Youth Assembly has been structured and scheduled to work within the school hours so that classes and schools can take part.

In order to make it available to ALL young people, the Dáil proceedings will be broadcast LIVE from Leinster House on RTÉ 2 and on News Now on 15th November.  The two key LIVE sessions will be the Opening Session (9.55-10.35) and the Final Session (13.40 to 14.35).

There will be discussions/activities about climate in some classes in school during the course of the day.

There will also be an online ENDORSEMENT opportunity where students and members of the public can register their support for the Youth Assembly’s Proclamation at rte.ie/youthassembly from 2.30pm on the day.  The greater the numbers of supporters the Youth Assembly’s Proclamation has, the more power it will hold.


  • Friday 15th of November



  • Opening Dáil Chamber Session: 09:55 to 10:35
  • Final Dáil Chamber Session: 13:40 to 14:35



  • RTÉ 2
  • RTÉ News Now
  • Oireachtas TV



  • By tuning in to the Live Dáil Sessions
  • By holding debates along the Youth Assembly Topic lines in school during the day
  • By encouraging students to ENDORSE the Youth Assembly Proclamation on Climate on rte.ie/youthassembly



  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Food & Farming
  • Power


Banagher College- Climate Event

We will be hosting a Mini Conference on Friday 15th November from 7-9pm. Duncan Stewart, Alister McKinstry and a nubmer of other guest speakers will give a talk on different aspects of climate.