Have your say on tackling the climate crisis

A crowd of young people at a climate protest
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Scotland’s children and young people will be able to have their say on how to tackle the climate crisis during a series of meetings with decision-makers. 

A day of climate surgeries with elected representatives will be held on Friday, 29 October, when the country’s youth can outline their calls to action around addressing the harm caused by climate change. 

It comes only days before Scotland hosts the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 26, which is taking place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. 

The Moment

The children’s climate surgeries event, being called ‘The Moment’, has been organised as part of the Children’s Parliament’s Climate Changemakers project. 

For advice on how to plan and hold a meeting, visit the Have Your Say page on the Children’s Parliament website.

Participants are urged to share how their surgeries went using an interactive map. Parents can assist and find help in the Guide for Supporting Adults

Spread the word

Those taking part can also share stories on social media using the hashtag #TheMoment.

Adult representatives will hear the ideas and build a national picture of engagement with children’s voices across Scotland through the map, which will be presented to international parliamentarians at the Globe Legislators’ COP26 Summit on 5 November.

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