UN Climate Conference Resources

What is the UN Climate Conference?

Held annually, the UN Climate Conference is a meeting that brings together world leaders to discuss, and make commitments about climate change. This meeting is called the Conference of the Parties (COP), and this year the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties is being held in the UK, in Glasgow: COP26. The UN Climate Conference have put together a range of resources to help school-age children learn about, and take part in, this historic event. COP26 is a significant turning-point, as the outcomes of this year’s climate conference will determine the future of life on earth.

CUP26: The biggest climate action game ever!

What?

CUP26 is a virtual tournament that uses the fun of football to encourage children and families to take direct action on climate. The tournament kicked off on the 13th of September, and will run until COP26, although the lesson plans and other resources can be re-used throughout the academic year.

Resources:

Schools can register and then download a pack of curriculum resources including 90 lesson plans covering a range of subjects across KS1, KS2 and KS3, promotional materials and opportunities to connect home-based activities with in-school learning.

Green School Assembly

What?

You could organise a special school assembly to explore green issues, or inspire children to think about climate solutions. Green assemblies can be held in-person or online, with children using break-out rooms to brainstorm climate friendly behaviours.

Resources

The resources are a PowerPoint presentation that includes speaker notes.

Climate Leaders Tools

What?

The Climate Leaders Toolkit is a collection of ready-to-use messaging and images for schools or pupils to use to showcase the work they, or their school, is doing to tackle the climate emergency.

Resources

  • PDF Guide on how to use the Climate Leaders Toolkit
  • Social Media Carousels
  • Zoom backgrounds
  • Instagram stickers

Short Projects for Early Years & Lower Primary School

What?

These resources and short projects are designed to inspire young children to engage with wildlife and take an interest in nature. They are from a range of charities and organisations, and designed for infants and lower primary school children.

Resources:

  • Inspire younger children to learn about the world through games, videos and teaching resources with Earthcubs
  • Younger children can take part in an art project to represent their love of nature with We Love Our Planet
  • Teach younger pupils to explore nature and wildlife with Wildlife Watch resources

Short Projects for Upper Primary & Secondary School Children

What?

These resources and short projects are designed to inspire children to learn about and engage with the climate emergency, as well as bringing environmental activism into the classroom.

Resources