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Led by the Centre for Global Education, #Decarbonize Global Child Climate Program is a school-based program that connects primary and secondary children in over 70 countries to collaboratively learn, share, and act on climate issues.

#Decarbonize is the world's largest synthesis of child learning, research, policy, art, and action on climate change.

8 months

6 continents

70+ countries

Tens of thousands of students

Hundreds of thousands of hours of collaboration

As the world prepares for COP28, youth from across the planet mobilize around the continued impact of colonization and repercussions on climate change.

Learning that lasts a lifetime. Action that creates a better world.


Produced every year, the #Decarbonize Child Climate Manifesto is a call for action to global climate stakeholders. Co-authored by #Decarbonize children from each of the participating schools, it amplifies the lived experiences and voices of young people impacted by climate change and gives them a platform to ensure that solutions and approaches are shaped by their knowledge and experiences.

The Manifesto offers clear steps forward in the pursuit of climate education and action, and ensure the involvement and empowerment of young people in this process.

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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

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Children in schools in over 70 countries (ages 12-18) spend months engaging in online, collaborative learning exploring the local, regional, national, and global intersections of climate change and mitigation.

Step 1 - nationals

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


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Step 2 - Bilaterals

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


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Step 3 - Student LeadersHip Summit

Students from around the world come together at UNFCCC COP


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Step 4 - Continentals

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

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

Step 5 - action!

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Getting Started with #Decarbonize


We hold orientation events throughout the year. Click the link above to join other educators from around the world as they talk about how they integrate this program into their classrooms and school! Many times/dates available.

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Global Student Connections

In #Decarbonize, students learn through collaborative, hands-on activities that are tailored to the specific linguistic, academic, and cultural needs of participating countries.

Students engage in blog posts, discussion boards, podcast recording, video production, art creation, and live, interactive videoconferences. All activities culminate in whole-school action projects.

The #Decarbonize Global Child Climate program builds global citizens through shared storytelling and empathy building. Students are provided opportunities to connect on an ongoing exchange with peers in communities outside of their own.

All #Decarbonize curriculum has been designed by experts in a project-based style. It places students as central protagonists in their learning experience.

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#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 where youth to learn about, advocate for, and act on climate issues. Students come together from around the world come to build leadership and global citizenship skills to best serve their homes, schools, and communities.

The #Decarbonize Summit runs in parallel to COP (same place, same time). Students attend COP events, turning their training into real advocacy opportunities. Join us in 2023!

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COP27, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

COP26, Glasgow, Scotland

COP25, Madrid, Spain

COP24, Katowice, Poland

Previous Manifestos



Glasgow, Scotland


No COP (COVID) > Virtual Presentation to UNFCCC



Madrid, Spain

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

2023 Manifesto Presentation, COP27, Egypt

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

Our teacher and students were profiled in News around the world. We are thrilled to share all that they accomplished.

CONGRATULATIONS to all our #Decarbonizers!

As a community, we could not have accomplished any of this without your commitment to creating lasting educational & environmental change. Read some of the news highlights.

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Awards & Recognition


Sarah Flynn, Director

Rebecca Moon, Online Learning Coordinator

Centre for Global Education

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