The Journey So Far
Hear from the children involved in Scotland’s Climate Assembly
Climate change is affecting children’s rights to grow up in a happy, healthy and safe environment. Like many children and young people across the world, children living in Scotland are calling for urgent climate action from decision-makers.
In 2020, Children’s Parliament was invited to support children to have their say as part of Scotland’s Climate Assembly. 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.
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.
We are delighted that Scotland’s Climate Assembly chose to include the children’s Calls to Action in their official report to the Scottish Parliament in June 2021.