United Nations Climate Conference - Glasgow November 2021
Young People in Ealing Can Support COP26
The United Nations COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow (1-12 November 2021) will be biggest summit the UK has ever hosted. The welfare of young people and of future generations depends on tackling climate change and associated environmental problems. For that reason we hope that schools in Ealing will be able to highlight the conference and organise some activities around it for pupils old enough to be aware of and understand the issues. We’ve put some suggestions and links below.
National Art Competition: deadline 5th April
Creative Earth is an art competition for people aged 16 and under from across the UK, run by the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in collaboration with WWF.
Entries must use the template and form downloadable from the Creative Earth website. All entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Monday 5th April 2021, and the winners will be announced in Spring 2021.
After learning about COP26, children could create posters about what COP26 means to them. It would be lovely if these could be displayed in windows across Ealing to show that we care about the environment. If schools would like to send us some photos of posters children have created we will display some of them on our Ealing Friends of the Earth website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org putting COP26 Poster in the subject line.
Climate Change Information and Resources for Children
Here are some links to just a small selection of climate change resources for children to be found on the web.
Climate Kids – Information, games & videos for kids from NASA.
Climate Challenge – Oxfam classroom resources.
The Young People’s Trust for the Environment – a charity set up to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment.
Included are video clips from the previous conference, COP25 in Madrid:
- De’Graft has all you need to know about COP25 in 60 Seconds.
- What Greta said to world leaders.