COP26 - Junior Guide
The world leaders will meet in Glasgow in November to discuss Climate Change. What does that mean for our young generations?
We have put together a short video explaining what is happening...
Young people want clear guidelines as to how they can assist fight climate change. If we are to combat climate change, we must all be a part of the conversation and pull together as a world-wide community.
Do you want to send a message to COP26 leaders?
What to do
- Record a 10 second message on your phone
- Email it to [email protected] together with a signed consent form
- We will acknowledge receipt of your video
- We will do our best to include as many video messages as possible to the final cut!
My Message to World Leaders!
Submit your 10 second video message by email before October 1st 2021
What should I say on my message?
Whatever it is that concerns you about Climate Change, or suggest anything you would like to see them acting on, for example :
- What concerns you the most about climate change? Ex. rising sea levels, fires, water scarcity..
- What do you think world leaders should prioritise? Protect oceans by creating no fishing areas, facilitate creation of areas for rewilding and improving biodiversity, stop use of fossil fuels...
We can not wait to hear from you 💚
The United Nations is an international organization made up of 193 Member States. The UN has evolved over the years to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. But one thing has stayed the same: it remains the one place on Earth where all the world’s nations can gather together, discuss common problems, and find shared solutions that benefit all of humanity.
As the problems facing humanity have grown, the work of the United Nations has also grown.
The UN was first founded in 1945 for 51 countries to work towards common goals, which have changed dramatically since then. The UN now has set goals to build a more sustainable world, and it has agreed to collective action to slow down climate change.
The Paris Agreement
The Paris agreement was signed by all members if the UN in 2015. And it is a legally binding agreement to fight Climate Change, where all member states committed to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.
For the first time, a binding agreement brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.
The Paris Agreement reaffirms that developed countries should take the lead in providing financial assistance to countries that are less endowed and more vulnerable, while for the first time also encouraging voluntary contributions by other Parties.
Cop26 stands for Conference of the Parties, and it happens every year (except for 2020 due to COVID19). It is the meeting point for all world leaders involved in the UN and the Paris Agreement.
COP26 will take place in Glasgow, in November 2021.
All parties involved, have been asked to review their Climate Action Plan commitments and targets during 2020 & 2021.
During COP26, all leaders will form alliances and decide how to collaborate and support each other to fight climate change. The goals of the meeting are:
- Secure global net zero by 2050 and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
- Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
- Working together
Climate Change, is going to affect the young generations more than it is going to affect those world leaders making key decisions during COP26. Generation Tomorrow, should have a voice during COP26. Flighting Climate Change should involve a collaborative approach with many voices around the table, particularly the young generations.
Climate & Nature Summit
The Climate and Nature Summit will be an action packed virtual event, run over five days, with participants joining a series of empowering virtual sessions that encourage stimulating climate and nature conversations. The summit is all about positive actions that we can take. There is a schedule for primary and post-primary schools as well as evening CPD for teachers. It runs for one week, Nov 1st to 5th.
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