ALMOST 100 children from 20 schools across Pendle attended the area's first school's climate summit, to see what can be done to tackle climate change in the area.

In July Pendle Council made a pledge to tackle the environmental crisis which is affecting us locally, nationally and globally by joining more than 200 councils in declaring a Climate Emergency.

As a result 90 children and 25 staff from the borough's primary and high schools came together at the ACE Centre in Cross Street, Nelson.

Cllr Tony Greaves, chairman of the climate emergency working group, said: "Urgent action is needed to tackle global warming and the effects of climate change.

"Pendle on its own can't solve the problems of the world but we all have to do what we can so we're taking the lead in Pendle on the climate emergency.

"The Summit was all about understanding the concerns of young people and what they think we can do together to address climate change locally."