Climate change is the defining crisis of our generation, and it will be the lived reality for generations to come. Yet, many people still do not understand the issue or feel able to respond to it adequately, including the very young people who will be most affected.
Through their Mock COP Declaration, young people across the globe demand that all school-age children be provided with comprehensive and up-to-date teaching regarding the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
The Climate Assembly UK has said climate education for all should form the cornerstone of any action plan. Nine out of 10 teachers agree climate change education should be compulsory in schools, yet seven out of 10 feel ill-equipped to teach it.
It is clear that young people, teachers, and experts from across a breadth of subjects are calling for change.