Education and awareness plays a vital role in the global response to the climate emergency. With that in mind, and ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), a group of students from the School of Biological and Marine Sciences are launching a project to create a network of Ambassadors of Earth.
Targeted initially at sixth-form students, the initiative aims to recruit 100 young people who will be encouraged to pledge their support for the planet through a series of activities in their school or local community. The project seeks to inspire individuals and the communities around them, changing perceptions on how our actions can create a better future for our environment.
It has successfully been accepted to be part of the Global University Climate Forum, a six-month programme which brings student activists together to share ideas, learn, connect, and act on the global imperative of addressing climate change.