Ealing Friends of the Earth

COP26 for Schools

United Nations Climate Conference - Glasgow November 2021

COP26 Official Poster

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.

Window Posters

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 ealingfoe@gmail.com putting COP26 Poster in the subject line.

UNICEF Youth Climate Action

UNICEF is committed to helping young people take action to protect the future of our planet. They do this by raising youth voices on the climate crisis and by increasing youth participation to address climate change. They also have a Toolkit for young climate activists.

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.

General Climate Change Information

Friends of the Earth UK. FoE’s climate campaign aims to halt climate breakdown and build a fairer, more sustainable world for all.

We’ve also put links to some Short Videos on Climate, Energy and Nature on our  local Ealing Friends of the Earth website.

World Wildlife Fund WWF: The Effects of Climate Change.  WWF also has an easy to use carbon footprint calculator.

The BBC: Climate Change: What is COP26, and why is it happening in Glasgow in 2021?

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.

Posters created by Ealing children.