By Alex Glenn • 17 October 2021 • 10:06
Children act against climate change in Scotland.
More young people and children are being given the chance to get involved with COP26. The Scottish Government have announced an additional £35,000 in funding. The funding will be used to help initiatives from ReNew the World and Campaign Collective. Children will even get the opportunity to meet climate activists and world leaders.
According to the Scottish government: “The funding will also support the Climate Changemakers programme from the Children’s Parliament, which will provide opportunities for children up to 14-years-old to share their ideas for tackling the climate crisis.
“In July the Scottish Government announced £450,000 to support COP26’s Youth Climate Programme and a further £300,000 in September to fund the Conference of Youth.”
Clare Haughey, Minister for Children and Young People commented: “Children and young people in Scotland are driving forward the cause for climate action and it is vital we listen to their views and harness their passion as part of COP26 and its legacy.
“We have now invested £950,000 to involve our children and young people in COP26 and the ongoing climate conversation. This will ensure they not only have a strong voice during the event, but also have a say in what should happen after.”
The funding will provide engagement opportunities. Director of ReNew the World Ewan Hunter explained: “COP26 provides the opportunity for the world to look at the challenges we face on climate in a rational, but optimistic, positive, way. One based upon renewal, innovation and opportunity.
“By creating the opportunities for engagement, we can give these young people the chance to write a very different story for their generation’s future and their vision of our collective journey to net zero.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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