The Journey So Far

Hear from the children involved in Scotland’s Climate Assembly and what this means for tackling climate change in Scotland.

“IT’S UP TO YOU, ME AND ALL OF US”

Climate change is a human rights issue. Any plan to tackle the climate emergency must respond to the needs and rights of everyone. This means listening to everyone who lives here in Scotland – including children!

Background

Children’s Parliament was invited to support children to have their say as part of Scotland’s Climate Assembly in 2020. We are delighted that Scotland’s Climate Assembly chose to include the children’s entire report in their official submission to the Scottish Parliament in June 2021.

Just over 100 children across Scotland became Members of Children’s Parliament (MCPs), investigating climate change and solutions for tackling it here in Scotland.

They became the youngest children to participate in a citizens’ assembly in Scotland!

The children learned about climate change, just like the adult Assembly Members, and shared their views and ideas on what needs to happen in Scotland to tackle climate change through creative activities, surveys and artwork.

Scotland's Climate Assembly

The Investigators

12 of the children became the Investigator team. They met with climate change experts to discuss the solutions for Scotland and created short films to tell the adult Assembly Members about their ideas.

You can watch the films they created here.

Read about the whole investigation here.

To find out more, contact Katie Reid at katie@childrensparliament.org.uk.