COP26 should be a legacy for all of Scotland, not just the Central Belt. Furthermore, Scotland’s children have an important message to share with COP26. In this Scottish Government funded project that takes place before, during and after COP26, SCELG are engaging with island-based schoolchildren in Scotland and beyond to introduce climate science, clean energy and COP26. We are working with the children to bring their message back to COP26 and we will then return to the islands to share how that message was received by policymakers and climate stakeholders. SCELG are collaborating in this project with a wide range of partners including the Glasgow Science Centre, Island Innovation, and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, amongst others.
This is a unique and historic opportunity to get young islanders involved in global discussions on climate change, and to recentre islands in environmental decision making both in Scotland and further afield. If your school is interested in participating, please contact Bethany Walsh, the Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.