Global Culture

#DECARBONIZE

Global

Child

climate

program

#Decarbonize

8 months

6 continents

70+ countries

Tens of thousands of students

Hundreds of thousands of hours of collaboration


The world's largest synthesis of child learning, research, policy, art, and action on climate change.


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


#Decarbonize: Learning that lasts a lifetime.

Action that creates a better world.



Manifesto

The #Decarbonize Child Climate Manifesto is co-authored by a core group of children representing 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

Learning Timeline

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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.

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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

JANUARY

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

NOVEMBER

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

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Global Student Connections

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Students engage in blog posts, discussion boards, podcasts, video creation, art submissions, and live, interactive video conferences, responding to a series of collaborative, project-based learning activities. These activities promote whole-school learning and action at both local and global levels. The #Decarbonize project builds global citizens by helping students develop an awareness of stories and issues in communities outside of their own.

#Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit

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


The #Decarbonize Summit is a week-long youth education and leadership program that allows children ages 13-19 to learn about the economic, social, and environmental interconnections of climate change through hands-on experiences. Held at the location of UNFCCC COP, students from around the world come together to build skills in action, advocacy, and global citizenship. The #Decarbonize Summit empowers student as environmental leaders to best serve their homes, schools, and communities.


The Conference of Parties (COP) is the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference that takes place in a different host city each year. The #Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit is run in parallel to COP (same place, same time). Students attend COP events, turning their Summit learning into real advocacy opportunities. Click here to apply for 2023!


COP27, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

COP26, Glasgow, Scotland

COP25, Madrid, Spain

COP24, Katowice, Poland

Previous Manifestos


2021

UNFCCC COP 26

Glasgow, Scotland


2020

No COP (COVID) > Virtual Presentation to UNFCCC


2019

UNFCCC COP25

Madrid, Spain

2023 Manifesto Presentation, COP27, Egypt

In the News!

COP may have officially closed for the year, but the positive media stories are rolling in! Some of our teacher and student participants were profiled in the news and we are thrilled to see everything that they have accomplished over the #Decarbonize year.


We want to say a big THANK YOU 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 here.


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Partners

Contact

Sarah Flynn, Director

sarah@takingitglobal.org


Rebecca Moon, Online Learning Coordinator

rebecca@takingitglobal.org

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