UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) - Teaching Resources

The UK hosted the United Nations summit about climate change in Glasgow in November 2021. The summit brought together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

To support teaching around COP26 we put together this collection of resources for use in your primary or secondary school classroom.

See below for our best video resources on climate and climate change, including a series for secondary schools in which Ade Adepitan travels to places on the frontline of climate change and, for primary, a series of funky facts from Go Jetters on environment, weather and climate.

The Newsround website also has plenty of articles for children about COP26, including this one explaining what COP26 is and why it took place in Glasgow in 2021.

Teachers might also be interested to watch this panel discussion programme, originally broadcast in 2019, which features educators and experts and asks, 'Are we teaching children enough about climate change?', as well as this article by educational consultant Claire Seeley, on how to teach children about climate change.

The Regenerators
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Primary

Watch again: Bitesize: The Regenerators – Climate Change Live Lesson
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Blue Planet Live
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Watch again: Blue Planet - Live Lesson
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Go Jetters - Environment, weather and climate
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What is climate?
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Life Lessons - Human impact on the environment
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William Whiskerson - Living in an eco-village
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School Radio - Climate Change
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Secondary

Climate Change - Ade on the Frontline
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What is climate?
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Geography: The Big Issues
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Physical Geography with Liz Bonnin
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WW1: Can the Treaty of Versailles help us tackle climate change?
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