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Global Child climate program

Child & Youth Climate Leadership

Growing Changemakers, Storytellers, Action-takers and Global Citizens.

Led by the Centre for Global Edcuaiton

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#Decarbonize is the world's largest, multi-lingual school-based program on climate education, advocacy, art, and action.

Through the lens of global citizenship we connect:

6 Continents

75 Countries

100s of Schools

10,000s of Students

100,000s hours of collaboration

#Decarbonize uses virtual technology to bring together the voices and lived experiences of children ages 5-18, centring them in digital climate learning to increase empathy, perspective-taking, belonging, and action.

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#Decarbonize Fall Launch

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September 28, 2023

8:00am Pacific / 11:00am Eastern

Ages 13-18

Are you a school interested in joining the #Decarbonize family? Join us live on YouTube as #Decarbonize youth from around the globe gather in our inspiring Fall Launch!

This 90 minute virtual event will be an opportunity for students to share their ideas for climate action projects and gain inspiration from global experts and fellow participants from over 50 countries.

Global Manifesto

The #Decarbonize Global Child Climate Manifesto is a call for action to climate stakeholders around the world.

  • Co-authored annually by #Decarbonize children
  • Amplifies the lived experiences and voices of young people impacted by climate change
  • Gives children a platform to ensure that solutions and approaches are shaped by their knowledge and experiences
  • Provides clear steps forward in the pursuit of climate education and action

The #Decarbonize Manifesto ensures the involvement and empowerment of young people in the climate process.

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Examples of Previous Manifestos

#Decarbonize nurtures global citizens who have a deep and nuanced understanding of how climate change is impacting the world in which they live, and who are willing to take action to address these issues.



Glasgow, Scotland


No COP (COVID) > Virtual Presentation to UNFCCC



Madrid, Spain

Learning Timeline

2023 - 2024

Step 3 - Student LeadersHip Summit at COP28

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Students from around the world come together at UNFCCC COP

Step 4 - Continentals

Step 2 - Bilaterals

Countries come together to discuss political and policy implications reflecting & building on bilateral exchanges.

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Countries are paired Global South : Global North. Students meet and explore connections.

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Step 5 - action!

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Step 1 - nationals


Every school pledges to turn their learning into action, developing a local plan.


Students look at local & national climate issues, alongside policy and international commitments.

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Global Student Connections

Students want to make a real impact and have a sense of belonging, identity, and purpose. .

In #Decarbonize, students learn through,

  • Collaborative, project-based activities - tailored to their language, learning level, and cultural needs
  • Blog posts, discussion boards, podcasting, video production, art creation, and live, interactive videoconferences
  • Whole-school action projects

The #Decarbonize Global Child Climate program builds global citizens through shared storytelling and empathy building.

Students develop an understanding of how climate change is impacting the world, and build the skills to take action to address these issues.

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Participating Schools

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  • Colegio San Nicolás-Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • The Global School-Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Pimlico State High School-Townsville, Australia
  • NRL Cowboys House-Queensland, Australia
  • Viqarunnisa Noon School and College-Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Royal University of Bhutan, working with local ASPNet schools-Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Colégio Magno-São Paulo, Brazil
  • Austin O'Brian Catholic High School-Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Queen Elizabeth High School-Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Lacombe Composite High School-Lacombe, AB, Canada
  • Northeast Kings Education Centre-Canning, NS, Canada
  • Hampton High School-Hampton, NB, Canada
  • John Mahood Junior Public School-Elmira, ON, Canada
  • Lakeview Public School, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Westsyde Secondary School-Kamloops, BC, Canada
  • Cold Lake High School-Cold Lake, AB, Canada
  • Mistawasis Nêhiyawak-Leask, SK, Canada
  • Robert Thirsk High School-Calgary, AB, Canada
  • David Suzuki Secondary School -Brampton, ON, Canada
  • Burnaby South Secondary School-Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Collège Jeanne-Sauvé-Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • The Greenland School-Santiago, Chile
  • HT Nanjing Impact Academy, Nanjing, China
  • Gimnasio Los Caobos-Bogotá, Colombia
  • Institución Educativa Comfamiliar de la Guajira No. 1 Hatonuevo-La Guajira, Colombia
  • Colegio Saint Paul-Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Colegio Humanístico Costarricense Campus Sarapiquí-Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Colegio Humanístico Costarricense Campus Nicoya.-Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Central University Marta Abreu of The Villa-Santa Clara, Cuba
  • American International School in Cyprus -Nicosia, Cyrpus
  • Pražské humanitní gymnázium-Prague, Czech
  • Dunecrest American School-Dubai, UAE
  • Unidad Educativa Liceo Internacional-Quito, Ecuador
  • American International School in Egypt -Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Sharm College International School -Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Collegium Educationis Revaliae-Tallin, Estonia
  • Tamsalu Gümnaasium (Tamsalu High School)-Lääne-Viru maakond, Estonia
  • Bischöfliches Pius-Gymnasium Aachen-Aachen, Germany
  • Al-Rayan International School-Accra, Ghana
  • 1st Model Senior High School of Athens Gennadeio-Athens, Greece
  • The Hyderabad Public School-Hyderabad, India
  • Dhirubhai Ambani International School-Mumbai, India
  • Bukit Asam High School-Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia
  • DeCarteret College-Mandeville, Jamaica
  • Mannings School-Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica
  • Horizon Japan International School-Onocho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
  • St. Austin’s Academy-Nairobi, Kenya
  • Adazi Free Waldorf School Latvia-Ādaži, Latvia
  • Siauliai Didzdvaris gymnasium-Radviliškis, Lithuania
  • Radviliskis Lizdeika Gymnasium-Radviliškis, Lithuania
  • Horace François High School-Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Ministère De L'éducation Nationale-Rabat, Morocco
  • Nauru Secondary School-Yaren District, Nauru
  • Shree Ramsakhi Mohit Singh Janata Higher Secondary School-Balara, Nepal
  • Metis Montessori Lyceum-Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alfrink College -Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • Government Model Secondary School Jikwoyi-Abuja, Nigeria
  • Birzeit University-Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
  • Colegio de Ciencias-Huánuco, Peru
  • St. Joseph's Academy-Las Piñas, Philippines
  • II Liceum Ogólnokształcące z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi im. Marii Konopnickiej w Katowicach, Poland-Katowicach, Poland
  • Agrupamento de Escolas Dr Alberto Iria-Olhão, Portugal
  • School 1576-Moscow, Russia
  • St Thomas Aquinas-Glasgow, UK
  • Millburn Academy-Inverness, Scotland
  • Gimnazija Ptuj-Ptuj, Slovenia
  • Korean Minjok Leadership Academy-Hoengseong County, South Korea
  • Colegio Liceo Sorolla-Madrid, Spain
  • Affiliated High School of Chung-Hsing University-Taichung, Taiwan
  • Queen's Royal College-Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Dr. Binnaz Ege Dr. Rıdvan Ege Anatolian High School-Ankara, Turkey
  • Fujairah Islamic Scientific School-Fujairah, UAE
  • The Ogden Trust-London,UK
  • Liceo American School-Trinidad, Flores, Uruguay
  • Mill Pond Middle School-Westborough, USA

Getting Started with #Decarbonize


Attend a 2023 Program Information Session

We hold information events throughout the year. Click the link above to here more about how you can integrate this program into your classrooms or eco club!

Student Studying Online

Get your students ONline!

Everything that students need to get started in online and ready to go is available on our Teacher Webguide. Click here for a preview.You can start your international collaborations today!


The climate crisis needs more than laws and policies. It also needs human creativity and imagination. It needs all the diverse voices to inspire our desire for change.

Art helps children better understand complex topics. Teaching climate change in, with, and through art is an impactful tool for teachers to help children learn about this global issue, help them to see solutions, and express themselves.

Below are links to FREE lesson plans and our GLOBAL ART GALLERY to showcase the thoughts, hopes and fears of your students to the world.

Primary Curriculum

Secondary Curriculum

Global Art Gallery

Every year, art is chosen from the Global Art Gallery to display at the UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE!

Your student could have their art on display at the world's largest global climate meeting!

#Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit

Every year, schools around the world send their most engaged 13-19yr olds to attend the #Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit

The #Decarbonize Summit is:

  • A week-long program to learn about, advocate for, and act on climate issues
  • An intensive cultural experience with other youth climate changemakers from around the world
  • Real-life leadership experience at the UN Climate Conference (the world's largest climate meeting)

Join us in 2023! Check out our WEBSITE for more details!

Check out the #Decarbonize Student Leadership summit website

COP27, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

COP26, Glasgow, Scotland

COP25, Madrid, Spain

COP24, Katowice, Poland

Coming this October....

Oct 21, 2023

CCHS, Canmore, AB

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COP may have officially closed for 2022, but the positive media stories are rolling in!

Our teachers and students were profiled in media stories around the world. We are thrilled to share their accomplishments.

Read some of the news highlights!

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#Decarbonize Partners

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Awards & Recognition


Sarah Flynn, Director

Rebecca Moon, Online Education Coordinator

Centre for Global Education

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