Our Shared World - Did you COP that?

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Did you COP that? How educators can respond to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26

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This meeting will be an opportunity to hear different voices and perspectives and:

  • Reflect on outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26

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Professor Alison Phipps - Alison is an academic, activist and published poet, regular broadcaster and Chairs New Scots Refugee Integration partnership for Scottish Government. She is UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and co-Director of the Global Challenge Research Fund South South Migration Hub, MIDEQ and for the £2 Million Cultures of Sustainable Peace. Her latest book is Decolonising Multilingualism: Struggles to Decreate (2019) with Multi-lingual Matters. For more information about Alison please go to https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/aboutus/corestaff/alisonphipps/

Heizal Nagginda - Heizal is a climate and environmental activist from Uganda. She is the founder of Climate Operation, a youth led organisation whose mission is to educate Ugandan children and communities about climate change and its intersection with other social issues such as health and gender. Climate Operation also involves young people in climate related activism in the form of tree planting activities. Heizal is passionate about creating a more inclusive space where young people’s voices are amplified and through Climate Operation’s storytelling series, young people get to share their experiences of how the climate crisis has not only impacted them but what practices they have adopted personally to reduce their carbon footprint.

Lydia Meryll - Lydia is worked as a community worker and adult education in FE and HE before she became the co-facilitator of Sustainable Schools North West with Raichale Lock, the co-ordinator of Manchester Environmental EducationNetwork (meen.org.uk). Lydia now supports the environmental work of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and is an honorary fellow in the Institute of Education at Manchester University. Beyond this, she grows too many beans on her allotment and has a great grandaughter who is an amazing footballer. Lydia went to COP as part of the NGO Planet Hydrogen.

Look out for upcoming events in this series of 4 online discussions on emerging policies and commitments from COP 26

2) COP26 education pledges - 13 December 2021

3) Deep Dive into the DfE Sustainability Strategy - 11 January 2022

4) Deep Dive in to the UK Environment Bill - 3 February 2022,

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