First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to speak at 2050 Climate Group Summit

April 9th, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

FM joins stellar speaking line-up at this year’s Youth Climate Summit on 28 April 2018

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, will speak at the 2050 Climate Group’s Youth Climate Summit, Just for Youth, on 28 April 2018 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

The First Minister joins a prestigious line-up of speakers at the summit including acclaimed journalist, presenter and leadership expert Nik Gowing, CEO of Brewgooder Alan Mahon, and Director of the Just Transition Centre, Samantha Smith.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am delighted to attend the 2018 Youth Climate Summit, in our Year of Young People, and congratulate the 2050 Climate Group for their continued work in preparing its young leaders to drive forward the low carbon transition in Scotland.

“The success of the Young Leaders Development Programme over the past few years highlights the important role that young people across Scotland are playing in decisions that affect the future of our economy and society.”

2050 Group members meeting FM Nicola Sturgeon at COP22

This year, the summit will draw on the ‘Just Transition’ theory of change and the Year of Young People 2018. The event, which is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 and is free to attend, aims to engage 300 passionate young people from across Scotland in the challenges and opportunities of achieving a just transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy.


Chair of 2050 Climate Group, Richard Dryburgh said: “We are thrilled to have the First Minister join our event. The Summit is the biggest climate event that our 2050 volunteers and young leaders put on, and we’re greatly looking forward to discussing this year’s theme, the Just Transition, with Scotland’s young people.”

Young Scot Chief Executive, Louise Macdonald said: “The 2050 Climate Group is an incredible movement, they are a great example of how young people can lead change in the Year of Young People 2018 and beyond. The Youth Climate Summit is a brilliant opportunity for young people to get involved, make connections and take away ideas to help Scotland make the transition to a just and low carbon economy.”

Registration is now open on Eventbrite and the Group have a travel fund set up to help remove barriers to attendance. Those who register for the Summit will also have the opportunity to send in a question for the First Minister to answer on the day. For more information, visit

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