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Students at the "SDG Reality Club" in India Discuss COP26 and Climate Action

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Global Schools Program Manager, Amanda Abrom, joined students at the “SDG-The Reality” Club at Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School, Barrackpore, India to talk about COP26 and SDG 13. The interactive club meeting was also joined by Global Schools Advocate, Debparna Ghosh Lahiri, and the school principal, Mrs. Sonia Gidla. It was moderated by club president, Zeba Baksh.

Students shared the extensive background research that they had completed on the challenges related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action.

The students shared a presentation detailing all of the SDG-action activities that they have taken thus far. To date, they have created SDG websites for Advocacy purposes among many other projects. The SDG club is entirely student-led, as the idea was created by the students, and they act on all club ideas and plan projects.

GS Program Manager, Amanda Abrom, led the students in an informative discussion about the outcomes of COP 26. She shared detailed information about the specific negotiations and agreements. Then she shared side-by-side photos to demonstrate the effects of a changing climate. She also shared the interactive classroom tool, En-ROADS climate interactive simulator, which allows students to consider how energy sources and supply, growth, transport, buildings and industry, land emissions, and carbon removal all simultaneously contribute to temperature increases. The simulator allows students to experiment and track current global emissions scenarios leading to the year 2100.

Congratulations to this inspiring group of changemakers for everything they are doing to impact their school community and beyond!



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