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Read: Join The COP26 Local Champions Network at COP26

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Make a Difference Entries Closed On 31-Oct-2021 23:59  
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Young Scot Hive (#YSHive) are looking for young people from across Scotland aged 11-25, to be part of the COP26 Climate Co-Design Group as Local Champions.  

What you'll do as a local champion...

As a COP26 Local champion, you will ensure that young people and organisations in your community know about COP26 activities, and together with 9 other Local Champions in your area, you will:

  • Support, where appropriate, local COP26 events within your local authority, voluntary sector or other youth work teams
  • Promote COP26 themes in your local area and among your peers
  • Get people involved in COP26 activities – nationally and globally
  • Showcase the amazing efforts of young people by collecting and sharing positive images and stories of climate action in your local area
  • Record your activities using blogs, vlogs, and social media with the support of youth workers

You will be supported to develop a deeper understanding of climate-related issues through climate change training from our partners Youthlink Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful. You don’t need any experience to apply to become a COP26 Local Champion, but it would be great if you had an interest in at least one of these areas:

  • Volunteering
  • Making voices of young people heard
  • Organising events
  • Climate change, COP26 and climate action/activism
  • Promoting equality and/or involvement in projects or activities challenging discrimination

Additionally, during this project, you can work towards Youth Scotland Achievement Awards, Dynamic Youth Awards, Duke of Edinburgh Awards or Participative Democracy Certificates. You can also use volunteering hours for a Saltire Award.

Find out more about this exciting opportunity and how to apply today!

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About COP26

COP26 stands for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties and it will take place in Glasgow from 31st October - 12 November 2021. Find out how to get involved and discover information about the environment, the climate crisis and climate change.

To find more about COP26, click here