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My Climate Reality

Our Mock COP26 campaign brought young delegates to make a global declaration to decision-makers with 18 ambitious policies. Following on we want to create a series of immersive short-form content experiences, designed specifically to amplify the need for climate justice to be exhibited at COP26.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

open_in_new https://www.mockcop.org/

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1184011)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,068

Donations

106

Championed by Green Match Fund

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

  • As we head towards COP26, Mock COP will further demonstrate the appetite that exists across the world for governments and organisations to take ambitious climate actions.

    — Alok Sharma, COP26 President

  • This is the time to wake up. This is the time to open your eyes. This is the time to send your children and grandchildren to fight for their own future.

    — Licypriya Kangujam, activist

  • It is our generation at stake. We are the generation who will be most affected by the climate crisis. Young people's voices, perspectives, and ideas must be taken into account.

    — Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth

Situation

Governments around the world are failing to meet their legal and moral obligations to tackle the climate and ecological crisis, despite the increasing urgency and projected scale of the crisis. Young people will be the ones who will be living through the impact of this in future years. We want to make sure that youth voices are at the heart of COP26 with policy makers taking their concerns, proposals and solutions into account when making decisions.

Solution

We have a contingency plan in case COP26 is either conducted online or postponed. Having conducted an entirely virtual Mock COP26 main event last year, we have developed a substantial online presence, including several high-profile influencers, which we would utilise to move My Climate Reality online. We would adapt our plans from a static VR exhibition in the conference centre to showcasing snippets of students in hostile climates across our online platforms, and running engagement events online hosted by the youth in our short films. Additionally, we would look to make use of Google Cardboard style VR viewers.