05 Nov Day 5 COP26
YOUTH AND PUBLIC EMPOWERMENT
Today’s events signified how young climate leaders are an unstoppable force, equipped with bringing together young policy experts from frontline communities to put forward their pressing climate priorities
As Education Ministers and young people gathered together, over 23 countries put forward impressive national climate education pledges, ranging from decarbonising the school sector to developing school resources.
Climate change is already taught in science and geography lessons in England, but teachers will be further supported to teach children about nature and their impact on the world around them through a “model science curriculum” from 2023, the Department for Education (DfE) said.
Pupils will also be able to take part in the Climate Leaders Award, with levels such as bronze, silver, and gold, similarly to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, which allows young people access to volunteering
The world’s richest “appear to have a free pass to pollute,” Oxfam charity said in a new study. It found that the richest 1% will emit 30 times more carbon dioxide than the amount deemed compatible with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C.