School pupils from across the world are being given the chance to take part in a virtual summit on climate change that will coincide with The UN’s crucial COP26 conference.
The youth summit will be streamed live from The Glasgow Academy, a stone’s throw from where international delegates and world leaders will gather to discuss the vital action required to tackle climate change.
Tens of thousands of pupils from around the world are expected to sign up to the activities, which are being delivered by WildHearts Group to help students develop critical climate literacy skills.
A number of acclaimed experts will join the line-up of speakers including Antonio Hautle (UN Global Compact); Chris Hines (Co-founder of Surfers Against Sewage, former Sustainability Director at the Eden project and founder of A Grain of Sand) and Dale Vince (founder of Ecotricity and owner of Forest Green Rovers). Over the five-day summit they will run a series of interactive workshops and lectures intended to empower school pupils to make a change and inspire innovative solutions.
The summit will launch with an opening ceremony at The Glasgow Academy on Monday 1 November with 200 school pupils across Glasgow and the West of Scotland due to attend in person. Tens of thousands from around the world will also participate virtually.
In addition to climate assemblies, the WildHearts’ Global Youth Summit will include a number of interactive, pre-recorded sustainability workshops for students created by global sustainability champions. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest companies in the world including Zurich, Nestle, Barclays, Linklaters, Sopra Steria, Wesleyan and BNP Paribas, while teachers will be able to access lesson plans that introduce students to sustainability and videos on future careers within the sector.
Schools that wish to take part in the Global Youth Summit can find out more by visiting www.wildheartsgroup.com/event/cop26/
Schools that sign up will have the opportunity to gain Sustainability Points for each activity undertaken during the Summit. The top three schools with the highest number of points will be awarded a prize at the end of The United Nations’ COP26 event and will be officially recognised at a ceremony taking place at The Houses of Parliament in London.
The WildHearts’ Global Youth Summit on Climate Change will run from 1 – 5 November 2021.
For more information, please visit www.wildheartsgroup.com
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