SCELG @COP26 Climate Change Message in a Bottle: Messages from Scottish and International Island Schoolchildren to COP26 (online event with Island Innovation)

When: Wednesday 3rd November, 10-11am

Where: Online, jointly hosted by Island Innovation & SCELG

Registration: Click here to register

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is a project funded by the Scottish Government which aims to bring the voices of island youth closer to COP26. Founded by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, in partnership with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre on the Isle of North Uist, the project involves educational workshops aimed at schoolchildren aged 7-11 on islands around Scotland and the world. After learning about climate science, clean energy and COP26, schoolchildren have written their messages to COP26, demanding climate action from political leaders at the summit. At this event, we will be hosting a screening of the project’s film, which showcases messages from island youth around the world to COP26. After watching the short film, you will hear directly from several young islanders who have been involved in the project, and participating schools will have the opportunity to ask questions to climate experts. Finally, we will hear from politicians and leaders in response to the messages from island youth. This project would not be possible without the kind collaboration of Island Innovation, Youth Scotland, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UistFilm, Glasgow Science Centre, and the funding and support of the Scottish Government.

Island Innovation are hosting the online Island Space @ COP26, where there will be regular events, news updates, and other features during COP26.