Introduction to Climate Change with the Fairtrade Foundation

By Claire Arnott, Fairtrade Foundation

In November, the world will unite in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The decisions made at this event will inform the actions we take to tackle climate change. By teaching our children about climate change and the significance of COP26, we can empower them to effect change as they become the decision-makers of the future.

The clips curated in this playlist will introduce young people to climate change, its causes and effects and the injustice at the heart of the issue. Today, millions of farming families and their communities stand on the front line of a climate crisis they have done the least to cause. 17 people from Côte d’Ivoire have the same carbon footprint as one person in the UK, but studies have shown that Africa is the continent most vulnerable to climate change.

The upcoming UN COP26 is a chance for us all to unite and take action to support the people most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Big, complex problems cannot be solved by one person, organisation, or government alone. To create a fair future, we must all work together to create a world where change is possible. Your school can take action to help in the fight against climate change right now.

Visit the Fairtrade Schools Teaching Resources Library to access free education resources to support global learning, on the topics of climate justice, globalisation, trade, ethical consumption and sustainability.

Your school can also join the free Fairtrade School Award programme – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.

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