The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November. This conference seeks to unite the world to tackle climate change. John Kerry US climate envoy describes it Glasgow is “the last best chance” the world has to come together and avoid the worst environmental consequences for the world.
With this in mind Education Scotland and partners are delighted to work together to help practitioners and learners engage with COP26 through a flexible offer called Countdown to COP.
Here are a few key points to help you get ready to engage with Countdown to COP and how you can become involved:
- Countdown to COP will take place 13 September – 1 November.
- The 5 themes of Countdown to COP are the same themes the world leaders will discuss when they come together at COP 26 in November. These are nature, energy, clean transport, finance and energy and resilience.
- Anyone can become involved with Countdown to COP. The offer is open to learners, practitioners, families and communities and you can engage with it according to needs, interests and time available.
- Countdown to COP will include live and pre-recorded material and will feature practice from settings, schools and partners from around Scotland.
For more information, please see the Countdown to Cop poster
If you are a GLOW user, please join the LfS Team in order to keep up to date with information. We would love to hear from you if you have practice you would like to share. Please get in touch with Mairi.Thomson@educationscotland.gov.scot or Mark.Irwin@educationscotland.gov.scot