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Youth seek to increase climate ambition at Mock COP26

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With the COP26 climate summit having been postponed until 2021, young climate activists stepped in to fill the void. Young people from around the world attended the Mock COP26 online conference, which followed a similar format to the COP climate summits and aimed to "show the world what would happen if young people were the decision makers" and "to raise the ambition of our leaders when it comes to tackling the climate emergency."

Members of the Walker Institute's staff and board were involved in the planning and delivery of sessions, as well as acting as fact-checkers for the negotiating teams. The outcomes of the event were truly inspiring and you can read a detailed summary of these over on the Department of Meterology's 'Social Metwork' blog, written by PhD student James Fallon.

You can find the delegates' powerful declaration on the Mock COP website and all of the sessions from the event – including an excellent panel discussion chaired by Walker Institute board member Peter Gibbs – are available to watch on the event's Youtube channel, HERE.