In November 2021 the UK Government will host the UN Climate Change Conference – also known as COP26 – in Glasgow. This promises to be a historic moment that will define the course of political action to address climate change in the UK and around the globe. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for your students to witness, understand and engage with the usually remote global political systems that will set the course of their future. Educators have an important role to play in ensuring that their students understand the significance of this event and its relevance to their own lives, and have the opportunity to be a part of this landmark moment in the fight against climate change.
Schools are uniquely placed to play an important part in the legacy of COP. They can take action to help in the fight against climate change right now while ensuring that students are equipped to drive, and thrive in, a zero-carbon future.
“Young people are the future of our planet. We must equip them with the information, insight and practical skills to understand the importance of biodiversity both intrinsically and for the survival of humanity. Educators have a key role to play in preparing young people for the challenges that lie ahead. There can be no greater legacy than giving young people the tools they need to save our planet.”
Sir David Attenborough, Naturalist, Broadcaster and People’s Advocate at COP26
PECT has teamed up with a wide range of organisations to develop a pack of high-quality resources to enable schools to seize this historic moment and get involved in the story of COP26. The full pack will be available by 1st September 2021 and is being developed by teachers, for teachers by educational publishers Twinkl, with input from a cross-sector consortium of organisations chaired by WWF. Contributors include The Climate Coalition, Fairtrade Foundation, Oxfam, Global Action Plan, Christian Aid, Soil Association, Ashden, Young Climate Warriors, ZSL, Let’s Go Zero and InterClimate Network. This is a moment when we need to come together for our planet in order to ensure a positive future for the next generation, and this is reflected by the wide range of organisations involved in bringing this offer for schools to life.
Access resources as they are released here: www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-partnerships/cop26