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Sign up to "Children in charge: COP26" - an interactive webinar for your class that asks students how they would run a climate-change summit

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This webinar, delivered by The Economist Educational Foundation, challenges students 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 9-15 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.

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We are The Economist Educational Foundation, an independent charity that leverages the journalistic expertise of The Economist newspaper. We enable inspiring discussions about the news in, and between, schools. Discussions that invite young people to be curious about the world’s biggest ideas and challenges, and consider what should be done about them.

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