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World Summit Of Student For Climate In Finland
Young people from 70 countries coming to World Summit of Students for Climate

The World Summit of Students for Climate will bring students from 70 countries and all continents to Finland at the end of
May and the beginning of June.

The one-week World Summit of Students for Climate (WSSC 2019) from 29 May to 5 June will
be attended by 135 students and 100 teachers. The Summit wants to make the voice of 14–17-
year-olds heard in climate questions and highlight the significance of education in the solving of
the challenges related to climate change. Another goal is to sign a world students’ climate
agreement. In order to implement the climate agreement, there will be a long-term school
campaign, whose goal is to plant trees and bind three million tonnes of carbon dioxide by the
year 2025.

The first part of the summit starting 29 May will be held in Liperi and Joensuu, while the latter
part starting 3 June will be held in Helsinki. During the summit days, students and teachers work
together and separately with questions related to climate and circular economy. The students
discuss and share information about climate change, its consequences in their own countries
and the methods used for fighting climate change and adapting to it.

The programme includes 
group work, workshops, lectures and tours to different locations. Based on this, the participants
will prepare the students’ climate declaration. One of the days has been devoted to planting
trees. For teachers, there is, for example, workshops about climate education.

On June 4, the students will participate in the We want future! circular economy festival, which is
arranged at the Helsinki Central Library Oodi. The Climate Summit culminates on June 5, World
Environment Day, with the closing ceremony at the Helsinki City Hall, where the students
publish the climate declaration.

The World Summit of Students for Climate is organised by ENO Schoolnet in co-operation with
the cities of Helsinki and Joensuu, Ministry of Environment Finland and the Ministries for
Forestry and Agriculture, for Education and for Foreign Affairs, Karelia university of applied
sciences and the University of Eastern Finland.

Many Finnish businesses, organisations and 
associations participate in the event as sponsors and support participants from developing countries with their travel costs. The patron of the event is the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö.

School delegates: https://wssc.enoprogramme.org/participants/student-delegates

The media is welcome to follow the World Summit of Students for Climate:
– 31 May at 07:30 PM Joensuun Laulurinne, Linnunlahdentie 1, Joensuu: group photo of
participants
-1 June at 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM, Liperi: planting of trees
– 3 June: Participants of the climate summit travel by train from Joensuu to Helsinki, start from
Joensuu at 09:06 AM, train in Tikkurila at 01:26 PM, main participant group arrives at Helsinki
Central Station at 01:40 PM.
– 4 June at 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arabian peruskoulu, Berliininkatu 4, Helsinki: participants
prepare their declaration and presentations
– 4 June at 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki: Participants at the We
want future! circular economy festival. The event is arranged by The Finnish Innovation Fund
Sitra, Talous ja nuoret TAT, UN Youth of Finland, Ilmastoveivi2019, Nuorten Agenda 2030 and
MY2050.
– 5 June at 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13: Closing ceremony,
students’ climate declaration

Announcing media participation:
Liperi and Joensuu part: Event co-ordinator Melina Meriläinen, ENO Schoolnet, tel. 050 476
Train journey and Helsinki part: Communications Officer Anne Hämäläinen, Helsinki City
Executive Office, tel. 040 849 6065, anne.hamalainen@hel.fi

Further information:
Mika Vanhanen, Executive Director, ENO Schoolnet ry, Joensuu, tel. 040 507 0725,
Ilona Taimela, Education Consultant, City of Helsinki, Education Division, tel. 09 310 21878,
· Climate Summit website: https://wssc.enoprogramme.org/home
· #WSSClimate

· ENO Schoolnet (Environment Online) is a sustainable development network for schools
and local communities, founded in 2000 at the Eno primary school. The network
assembles schools to work with environmental themes in interaction with their local
community. The themes include climate change, forest, consumption and culture.

Since the launch, over 10,000 schools in 157 countries have participated in the operations.
The network is maintained by ENO Schoolnet ry. ENO has collaborated with the
University of Eastern Finland and the UN environment programme UNEP. The schools
of the UNESCO school network participate actively in the campaigns of the ENO school

network. The material produced by students of the ENO network has also been used in
educational materials aimed for the UN. Cities and municipalities that have supported
the operations have formed their own ENO Green Cities network, which comprises 44
cities or municipalities in 23 countries. The ENO network school is a Finnish innovation
in education, which has achieved worldwide recognition and won several prizes, both in
Finland and abroad.