Children in charge: COP26

14 October 2021

Missed our first Topical Talk, Children in charge webinar?

Use this recording with your class at a time that suits you!

This interactive webinar for your class, delivered by The Economist Educational Foundation, asks students how they would run a climate-change summit and challenges them to think hard about how to:

+ ensure everyone's voice gets heard when making decisions about the climate crisis

+ help different countries find compromises

+ inspire people globally to join climate conversations

How does the webinar work?

Catch up from your classroom.

The hour is divided into three classroom challenges. For each, we introduce a fictional scenario or dilemma and task students to work in groups and generate solutions. All instructions are provided, ready for you to facilitate the discussion in your classroom. Your students will weigh up different options, justify their opinions and work together to find the answers. Each challenge requires fast-paced critical thinking and problem-solving that tests their creativity and empathy.

Who is this webinar aimed at?

Students aged 9+ anywhere in the world

What else should I know?

No prior knowledge is needed to join in. However the event supports the Topical Talk Project “COP26: the power of perspectives” - a series of five lessons that take an in-depth look at the upcoming climate summit and the decision-making involved. You can download the Project for free here.