About CEN

The Climate Emergency Newsroom (CEN) is a collaboration between the department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources in recognition of Glasgow’s role as host of COP26.

As world leaders and climate change advocates gather for COP26 in Glasgow, eighty sixth year pupils from South Lanarkshire’s secondary schools will come together to form a Climate Emergency Newsroom at the St. Andrew’s Building, in the heart of Glasgow.

Young people will become journalists, covering the events of COP26; interviewing climate leaders, advocates and scientists; exploring the local actions people can take to tackle climate change; and taking complex ideas around climate change and presenting them in clear and accessible ways for their audience.

Most importantly, the audience for CEN is other young people – specifically the primary school children of South Lanarkshire and beyond.

This website is led and curated by the young people of South Lanarkshire.

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The Climate Emergency Newsroom is a collaboration between South Lanarkshire Council and the University of Glasgow. It is led by young people with the express intention to give them a voice in the ongoing Climate Emergency. Views and opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent those of individuals associated with either South Lanarkshire Council or the University of Glasgow, nor the institutions. If content is found to be inaccurate, please contact South Lanarkshire Council.

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