Young people are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change but they are also playing a significant role in climate action. The youth is increasingly aware of the dangers that climate change poses in today’s time and are actively fighting it with their resilience and stewardship.
A brilliant snapshot of the youth’s awareness of climate change was witnessed at the pan-India GSP Annual Climate Quiz for Schools—The Bout. The quiz was organised as part of the Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Green Schools Carnival and Awards Ceremony at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on February 21, 2023.
Around 20 school teams with students from Grades 6 to 10 competed against each other for the top three positions and ultimate bragging rights as the next climate champions. The quiz questions traversed a wide range of topics around climate change, with some pretty tough ones sprinkled in between to make the participants’ brains work overtime. Climate change experts from CSE provided explanations to questions, where required and helped the participants resolve their doubts. However, what took the national quiz to the next level was the wit of the participants! From facts to deductions to reasoning—the young minds did it all for the coveted climate champion title. The quiz also had some surprises in store for the audience. The teachers and students got an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of climate as well through audience questions and win some exclusive CSE goodies.
Sunita Narain, Director General of CSE, awarded the top three winning teams and the rest of the school teams received participation certificates.
A participant from the winning team shared how the other teams gave them some ‘tough competition’ while his teammate spoke about how even though they won, there were still a lot of new things that they learnt in the quiz.