Climate Crisis Thinking
From the 19th November to the 1st December, young climate activists filled the void of the postponed COP26 by running a big, inclusive online Mock COP. It had over 330 delegates from over 140 counties. The conference had a focus on the Global South and comprised of empowering and informative keynotes and panels by global names and youth activists, followed by high-level opening statements by the youth delegates and facilitated workshops and regional caucuses. The discussions were framed around five conference themes: climate justice; education; health and mental health; green jobs; carbon reduction targets. The event culminated in a powerful conference statement to world leaders from the youth of the world, raising ambition for COP26. They are now supporting and mentoring delegates to engage their domestic politicians in the year to COP26.
The resulting treaty and declaration is here: https://www.mockcop.org/treaty/
Climate Crisis Thinking network members were involved in providing academic support to assist the impressive young delegates at Mock COP26. Videos made by William Finnegan, Lisa Schipper, Friederike Otto, Nayanika Mathur, and Amanda Power can be found on the Mock COP26 playlist: : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1LiRHp01O2jrB3VNmo3f33zeyhV5-w8u. The network owes many thanks to Bill Finnegan for organising our participation, and recording, editing and presenting the videos.