About Advertise with us Get our newsletter
Facebook Twitter Instagram

News

School hosts first climate talks session with world leaders

Kelvinside Academy played host to a meeting of senior delegates attending the climate talks.

Kelvinside Academy has played host to a meeting of senior delegates attending the climate talks in Glasgow.

Epsy Campbell, vice-president of Costa Rica, and US Congressman Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, met at the school.

They were joined by Mia Motley, Prime Minister of Barbados.

The senior figures are members of the Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change.

Other representatives came from the Sustainable Panama Foundation, Conservation International and ONECA Organización Negra Centroamericana.

It is the first time the group has met for discussions and it looked at how community-based conservation could be key to the climate crisis.

The group chose the school because of the forward-thinking work at its Nuvu innovation learning hub.

Conclusions from the event were documented by S6 pupils at Kelvinside Academy.

Their report will be presented at an event at the Panama Pavilion at COP26. 

Luis Gilberto Murillo, fellow at MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, convened the special session. 

Left to right - Martha Armstrong (S6); Marcela Angel, Research Associate MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (co-organizer and facilitator); Luis Gilberto Murillo, MIT ESI´s MLK fellow, and former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia (co-convener); Hannah Fairbairn (S6); Sylvia Siqueira, Executive Director, Nuestra America Verde and Marley Boweh (S6) at Kelvinside Academy's NuVu Innovation School. Photo: Elaine Livingstone.
Left to right - Martha Armstrong (S6); Marcela Angel, Research Associate MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (co-organizer and facilitator); Luis Gilberto Murillo, MIT ESI´s MLK fellow, and former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia (co-convener); Hannah Fairbairn (S6); Sylvia Siqueira, Executive Director, Nuestra America Verde and Marley Boweh (S6) at Kelvinside Academy's NuVu Innovation School. Photo: Elaine Livingstone.

He said: “The design and innovation work happening at Kelvinside Academy through their partnership with NuVu created the ideal atmosphere for today's COP26 event, which was a space for global Afro-descendant leaders to think deeply and creatively about the climate issues affecting their communities, and to connect directly with youth who bring a unique perspective, vision, and urgency to the climate challenges impacting the world.”

The £2.6m school  - the first full-time innovation school for young people in the UK - was designed in partnership with Boston-based NuVu, which was founded by a trio of MIT graduates.

The school aims to develop the workforce of the future and help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

The design and innovation work happening at Kelvinside Academy through their partnership with NuVu created the ideal atmosphere for today's COP26 event ...

Luis Gilberto Murillo

S6 pupil Evie Smith said: “At NuVu, we are taken out of normal classes to solve real world problems. 

“Today, we had the chance to see hugely influential leaders come together to discuss two of the most important issues facing us today - racial justice and climate.

“It’s inspired everyone in the school. Being able to play a small part in these discussions by taking notes on their behalf showed how small the world is and how we can all make a difference.”

Share this story

@GlasgowWEToday

  • BookshopGlasgow profile imageA happy 96th birthday to Stanley Baxter, who was educated a hop and a skip from here (Hillhead High School). More famous for his TV shows and specials from the 60s to the millenium, he starred, with Leslie Phillips in some classic comedy films of the 60s Twitter embedded image 3 hours ago by BookshopGlasgow
  • MurphyNiallGLA profile image#MomentsofBeauty in #Glasgow: The perils of using cement pointing - this charming cherub capital on Buchanan Street, has sadly sheared. The inflexible grey pointing above has cracked allowing water to ingress causing the iron dowel to rust and expand, thus cracking the stone😢! Twitter embedded image 3 hours ago by MurphyNiallGLA
  • GlasgowWEToday profile image📣 We're now taking bookings for ads in our next edition. 🚶🏾‍♂️10,000 copies delivered around the West End 🚪Including 6,000 copies direct to doors 🛍 Help us #supportlocal. 🔗 Tap video for link to full details. #AD #magazine #glasgow #hyperlocal
    5 hours ago
  • GlasgowWEToday profile image"(David) Ireland pokes away at a few taboos, and is not afraid to push the boundaries of what should and should not be said" | Glasgow West End Today "Hilarious and entertaining" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Four stars) @PlayPiePint @OranMorGlasgow #byresroad #glasgow glasgowwestendtoday.scot… 5 hours ago
  • glasgowtour profile imageWe would like to offer our heartfelt apologies for the predicament this customer found themselves in. 😅 @TennentsLager @cluthavictoria @clydesidewhisky @scotiabar @TheScotiaBar @ashtonln @butchershopgla #weshowyouglasgow #butatwhatcost Twitter embedded image 7 hours ago by glasgowtour
  • GlasgowCC profile imageOur Countryside Ranger team have advised us a number of suspected attacks on nesting swans at Hogganfield Park. Please, when in and around the park, keep all dogs under close control and a safe distance from the pen (female swan) on her eggs. Twitter embedded image 7 hours ago by GlasgowCC
  • GlasgowWEToday profile image📣 We're now taking bookings for ads in our next edition. 🚶🏾‍♂️10,000 copies delivered around the West End 🚪Including 6,000 copies direct to doors 🛍 Help us #supportlocal. 🔗 Tap video for link to full details. #AD #magazine #glasgow #hyperlocal
    10 hours ago
  • gcaf2022 profile image🔵This Weekend🔵 The Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair returns to @KelvingroveArt From 27th - 29th May gcaf.co.uk/tickets-and-i… Below: Andrew Fitzpatrick (Birdsnest Gallery), Nicola McBride (@fothgall), Gordon Wilson (@fothgall), Peter Howson (@Robertson_Art) #GCAF22 Twitter embedded image 14 hours ago by gcaf2022
  • hawthorgan profile imageI have just confirmed my summer season dates for playing the daily recitals at @KelvingroveArt! Recitals take place every day at 1pm (3pm on Sundays). Admission is free too! Do say hello if ever you are visiting and I’m playing! Twitter embedded image 14 hours ago by hawthorgan
  • GlasgowWEToday profile imageDue north. #hyndland #monday Twitter embedded image 23 hours ago

Get our newsletter

Glasgow West End Today Loading