Children in charge: COP26

14 October 2021

Join our first Topical Talk, Children in charge webinar


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 will the webinar work?

You’ll join the webinar from your classroom.

The hour will be divided into three classroom challenges. For each, we'll introduce a fictional scenario or dilemma and task students to work in groups and generate solutions. All instructions will be 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 will require fast-paced critical thinking and problem-solving and test their creativity and empathy.

We'll send full instructions in advance.

Who is this webinar aimed at?

Students aged 9+ anywhere in the world

What else should I know?

No prior knowledge is needed for the webinar. 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.

How do I register?

Get a ticket for your class here.