Last reviewed 24 June 2021

With the launch of the “Together for Our Planet Schools Pack”, schools across the UK are being encouraged to start a conversation on climate change with their students, ahead of the UK hosting the global climate summit, COP26, later this year.

The pack, which is available on the COP26 website and is being sent to schools, is designed to engage students on climate action, encourage conversations about tackling climate change and help students learn more about the summit to be held in Glasgow in November.

This will include a guide for running a green assembly as well as ideas such as a ‘walk to school’ week and resources that have been created by the WWF and TED Talks, to support schools.

As part of the pack, there will also be content focused on identifying the UK’s future student climate leaders, those young people who are already contributing to climate action in many ways including recycling, eating seasonal foods and walking to school.

COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, said: “The role of young people in tackling climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our generation, will be crucial. I am delighted to see this school pack being launched today which will be made available right across the UK so that pupils can bring discussion and debate on the environment directly to their classrooms.”

See https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/schools-pack-resources for more details about the packs.