Youth, Education & Nature

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#NatureForAll invites you to take part in the Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds & Outdoor Learning project.

There is growing momentum to transform school grounds into nature-filled spaces for learning and play, and as a way to enhance climate resilience and improve health and education outcomes – especially for children most impacted by systems of inequity and environmental injustice. The Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds & Outdoor Learning project is engaging leaders and practitioners around the world to learn more about successful approaches and scalable strategies for greening school grounds.

This project is being led by the Children & Nature Network, in partnership with Salzburg Global Seminar, the International School Grounds Alliance, the Commission on Education and Communication of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, #NatureForAll and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families.

The climate crisis is affecting children and their rights first and worst, and will continue to affect future generations of children. Across the world, a growing global movement of children are demanding climate action, providing leadership on how the climate crisis should be addressed. Despite this, climate events and summits at all levels are rarely inclusive of children.

Children are rarely invited into climate negotiations, and if they are, information is often inaccessible to them. This prevents children from participating and raising their concerns at the climate negotiations, the United Nations’ Conference of Parties (COP), where important decisions on the future of climate policies are taken.

“A COP Fit For Children: How to support children’s participation” sets out how the organisers of COP and states involved in COP can make the climate summit inclusive for all children in the processes leading up to COP, COP itself, and in the follow-up process.

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