The Great Climate Debate takes place in Scunthorpe on Friday
A debate for young people in North Lincolnshire to join has been organised as part of Climate Week.
This is Britain's biggest campaign on the topic, "inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future."
The Great Climate Debate will take place on Friday (March 8), from 9.30am to 2pm, in the Scunthorpe Civic Centre Council Chamber, off Ashby Road.
The council's energy team has arranged the Great Climate Debate and five schools across North Lincolnshire will be taking part:
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- Scunthorpe CofE Primary School
- St Norbert's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
- Scawby Academy
- St Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy
- Leys Farm Junior School
Pupils were given the following topics to debate:
- Is man affecting climate change?
- Do we need wind farms?
- Is nuclear power the answer to our energy needs?
- Is intensive farming sustainable?
- Should gas fracking be used to help meet Britain's energy needs?
Each school has chosen one of these topics to discuss at the debate.
There will be a panel at the debate that will introduce and judge the pupils' arguments and comments.
The panel members include representatives from the council, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Humber Industry Nature Conservation Association (INCA).
Councillor Nigel Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), Cabinet Member for Highways and Neighbourhood, said: "The Great Climate Debate is an excellent way of getting children involved and learning about climate change.
"By giving each school a topic it allows them to research and create their own opinions to form an argument on their chosen topic.
"I'm sure it is going to be an exciting debate and the pupils will have some interesting comments to make.
"It is important that we make people aware of climate change and Climate Week is the perfect way to inform people and increase their knowledge through a range of different activities and events."