The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition will feature an award for Climate Justice it was announced by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
“I look forward to working with Dr Tony Scott and his team in developing the criteria for the award in the coming months and I sincerely thank him and the sponsors for embracing climate justice.”
In its 51st year the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is the final stage in a competition that spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. It is open to all second level students from Ireland, both North and South. As well as the 550 student projects which are presented by over 1200 students there are a further four exhibition halls filled with science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, that are free to explore by competition entrants and general visitors.
Mary Robinson said it was fitting that the foremost science fair in Europe for second level students is embracing climate justice this year because “In 2015, which sees the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, world leaders are working toward two outcomes that will shape the future for generations to come: the creation of the next set of global goals, the Sustainable Development Goals, to follow the Millennium Development Goals, and the culmination of critical climate change negotiations which will take place in Paris in December.”