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... Responding to the Climate Crisis Ahead of COP26 - the 26th UN climate change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of children and young people on climate...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change

...on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change” 19 Dec 2018 For our 25 Calls campaign we interviewed Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the ground-breaking book The...

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It's time to follow young people's lead on climate change

...is pleased to support today’s Global Climate Strike action, which demands radical progress on climate change from the Scottish and UK governments. climate change and the environment have been identified as priority issues by Changing our...


First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer

...I finished off some key parts of the digital mapping of what is happening with the environment and climate change throughout Scotland. The research has made me feel so proud to be a young person in Scotland, with some of the best climate change...


Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer

...with digital mapping of what work was going on around Scotland relating to the environment and climate change. I shared a call out to people and organisations on Twitter seeking information. I also began my own research using some of my...


25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...the school curriculum can prevent terrorism, poverty, violence, extremism, obesity, drug use, climate change… It would be a world where they only measure and dispute the things that adults care about – are you attending school, are you...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...on transport, reducing emissions and active travel. “We are keenly aware of the impact that climate change will have on children and young people and believe that sustained action is required. However, it is hard to assess the scale of the...


25 Calls response – Cost is not value

...new schools will exist till well past 2050, the target date for Scotland’s world-leading climate change legislation. Schools will be required to be CO2 neutral to meet our targets – and the current demands of many pupils. Professor...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...in progressing children’s rights and strengthening equality in the UK to champion them. From climate change to child poverty and voting rights to Brexit, we’ll be working with our partners here in Scotland and across the UK to hold the new...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"

...UK government Alongside 17 partners, we’ve made a series of calls ranging from rights to climate change Download the manifesto Children in Scotland magazine: Issue 195 Get more content from the current...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...‘Artmaking is making the invisible visible’. With an existential threat to the planet through climate change and a world economy which causes rising inequalities and increasing political polarisation, we need to prepare our children and young...


25 Calls response: It's time for a new way to measure the health of our planet and young people

...of planet and people 19 Dec 2018 As a way of judging economic ‘success’ in our age of climate change, Gross Domestic Product is completely outdated. Young people can take the lead in devising an alternative that’s fit for the future,...


25 Calls response: Today’s children don’t want eternal economic growth. It’s time to teach and live ‘de-consumerism’

...in order to create greater security. The new energy technologies being developed to combat climate change, such as biomass and inter-seasonal heat store, should be built into new housing developments and retrofitted into existing social...


25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

...ever more informed and are challenging organisations and their governments to invest in addressing climate change, sustainable transport, pollution, and raising income in areas where inequality remains high. Our 250 year old canals have seen...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson, part 1: “We need to build a mass movement”

...is another way, that we don’t have to go on with the current mess that, with the effects of climate change, is going to become a worse mess. We have to have a picture of the future, but we need also to push for the short-term marginal...


Unlocking opportunity: exploring new ways to create employment in the art world

Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine
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Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period
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Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery
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Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report
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News: New postgraduate certificate on children and young people in conflict with the law
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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level
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25 Calls response: We need a revolution when it comes to improving online safety

...it. It’s time for a culture shift, from denial to empowerment, in a similar model to current climate change activism. It’s time for us to be more aware about how we use the internet. It’s time for change We need to create an informed and...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty

...we go on as we are, we won’t save ourselves from the profound decline in the quality of life climate change will bring. But it’s clear there is another path, through greater equality to sustainable wellbeing. Will the rich carry on with...


Parliamentary Monitor

...die of COVID-19 and twice as likely to experience serious disease. In Committees, the Environment, climate change and Land Reform Committee will hear evidence on the climate change Plan. Wednesday 10 February In the main chamber First Ministers...

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...in Scotland respond to the Scottish Governments draft public engagement strategy on climate change 9 March 2021 “Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning...


25 Calls response: Fixing urgent problems in the short term matters. But it isn’t enough for future generations

...in social change which will survive our own lifetimes. But no one doubts the need to do it on climate change – so why should transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities be any different? Chris Creegan is CEO of the Scottish...


Land and freedom

...into use. How about turning these unloved places into green spaces, with many benefits to tackle climate change, and be social places full of activity and health benefits? What if these sites could be turned into homes, community hubs or...


Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and families who most struggle to access...

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News: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation

...digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to ‘bare their sole’...

Arts climate climate change environment

News: COP26 brings opportunities for young people to get involved 

...for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide evidence for...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing...


News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people can now access free bus travel, with the Scottish Government hoping...

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Changing our World: Member profiles

...here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care about Environment,...


A call for action in Scotland's Climate Week

...a jump from the average temperature. Drastic changes in climate and temperature are the effects of climate change. This is because greenhouse gases trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere making the world hotter, impacting on ecosystems and...


News: Young climate activists plan global day of protest

...day of protest Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are concerned about the state of the environment will participate in...

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Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...Scotland is extremely pleased to see the commitment within the Programme for Government to tackle climate change, and welcomes the pledge that Scotland will become a net zero emitter by 2045. We would like to see this supported by a commitment to...

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News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

...Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland...

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25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...called out those in power for their lack of ambitious action to address such a serious issue as climate change. Young people have led the way in defending human rights. Interestingly, what started as a girl sitting alone in front of the Swedish...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...issues facing us today and the global consequences if effective and rapid action to address climate change is not taken will be catastrophic. “We are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving...

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Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...to grow up in and contribute to. Their ambitions for action on challenging inequalities, tackling climate change and having a role in Europe will be supported by the development of our manifesto in the run-up to the 2021 Scottish parliamentary...


Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...also have been at the forefront of digital and grassroots campaigning, calling for action on climate change, voting rights, and recognition of their identities. The commitment to civil rights and global justice demonstrated time and again by...


Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car ownership. It will also...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

A bold new world

...Roseanna Cunningham, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment, climate change and Land Reform reflects on government priorities in relation to the environmental emergency. In her leader comment, she talks about...


Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...protests. The exhibition showcased their creative responses to the Black Lives Matters movement, climate change, women’s safety and the Palestine-Israel conflict, reflecting their hopes that museums can in future feature more contemporary...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

Shifting the focus from our shoes to our views – girls speak out against gender stereotypes

...snippet of what they had to say:  95% of girls aged 7-21 feel their life is affected by climate change and global warming   58% of girls aged 11-21 think period products are expensive   46% of girls aged 7-10 said they don’t get...


What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...of which he declared in a Tweet, accompanied by said picture, that he was committed to tackling climate change. The United States rejoined the Paris Agreement on 19 February having been hauled out of it by Donald Trump, but the devastating fires...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the...


Net zero nation: Citizen action must be facilitated by policymakers

...in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Public Engagement Strategy for climate change. In our response we voice support for plans to raise awareness and facilitate public buy-in to tackle environmental issues but call...


Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...which contains exciting calls such as the introduction of a ‘hobby premium’, embedding climate change into the school curriculum and including the voices of those under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of...

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25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change

...on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change” 19 Dec 2018 For our 25 Calls campaign we interviewed Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the ground-breaking book The...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

It's time to follow young people's lead on climate change

...is pleased to support today’s Global Climate Strike action, which demands radical progress on climate change from the Scottish and UK governments. climate change and the environment have been identified as priority issues by Changing our...


First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer

...I finished off some key parts of the digital mapping of what is happening with the environment and climate change throughout Scotland. The research has made me feel so proud to be a young person in Scotland, with some of the best climate change...


Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer

...with digital mapping of what work was going on around Scotland relating to the environment and climate change. I shared a call out to people and organisations on Twitter seeking information. I also began my own research using some of my...


25 Calls response: Do we live in a world where children need to defend their rights?

...the school curriculum can prevent terrorism, poverty, violence, extremism, obesity, drug use, climate change… It would be a world where they only measure and dispute the things that adults care about – are you attending school, are you...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...on transport, reducing emissions and active travel. “We are keenly aware of the impact that climate change will have on children and young people and believe that sustained action is required. However, it is hard to assess the scale of the...


25 Calls response – Cost is not value

...new schools will exist till well past 2050, the target date for Scotland’s world-leading climate change legislation. Schools will be required to be CO2 neutral to meet our targets – and the current demands of many pupils. Professor...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...in progressing children’s rights and strengthening equality in the UK to champion them. From climate change to child poverty and voting rights to Brexit, we’ll be working with our partners here in Scotland and across the UK to hold the new...


25 Calls response: The Power of Identity and Belonging

...‘Artmaking is making the invisible visible’. With an existential threat to the planet through climate change and a world economy which causes rising inequalities and increasing political polarisation, we need to prepare our children and young...


25 Calls response: It's time for a new way to measure the health of our planet and young people

...of planet and people 19 Dec 2018 As a way of judging economic ‘success’ in our age of climate change, Gross Domestic Product is completely outdated. Young people can take the lead in devising an alternative that’s fit for the future,...


25 Calls response: Today’s children don’t want eternal economic growth. It’s time to teach and live ‘de-consumerism’

...in order to create greater security. The new energy technologies being developed to combat climate change, such as biomass and inter-seasonal heat store, should be built into new housing developments and retrofitted into existing social...


25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

...ever more informed and are challenging organisations and their governments to invest in addressing climate change, sustainable transport, pollution, and raising income in areas where inequality remains high. Our 250 year old canals have seen...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson, part 1: “We need to build a mass movement”

...is another way, that we don’t have to go on with the current mess that, with the effects of climate change, is going to become a worse mess. We have to have a picture of the future, but we need also to push for the short-term marginal...


Unlocking opportunity: exploring new ways to create employment in the art world

Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine
Magazine

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period
Covid-19 furlough third sector

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery
equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report
climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people

In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level
community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

25 Calls response: We need a revolution when it comes to improving online safety

...it. It’s time for a culture shift, from denial to empowerment, in a similar model to current climate change activism. It’s time for us to be more aware about how we use the internet. It’s time for change We need to create an informed and...


25 Calls response: Fixing urgent problems in the short term matters. But it isn’t enough for future generations

...in social change which will survive our own lifetimes. But no one doubts the need to do it on climate change – so why should transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities be any different? Chris Creegan is CEO of the Scottish...


Land and freedom

...into use. How about turning these unloved places into green spaces, with many benefits to tackle climate change, and be social places full of activity and health benefits? What if these sites could be turned into homes, community hubs or...


Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and families who most struggle to access...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing...


A call for action in Scotland's Climate Week

...a jump from the average temperature. Drastic changes in climate and temperature are the effects of climate change. This is because greenhouse gases trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere making the world hotter, impacting on ecosystems and...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...Scotland is extremely pleased to see the commitment within the Programme for Government to tackle climate change, and welcomes the pledge that Scotland will become a net zero emitter by 2045. We would like to see this supported by a commitment to...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...called out those in power for their lack of ambitious action to address such a serious issue as climate change. Young people have led the way in defending human rights. Interestingly, what started as a girl sitting alone in front of the Swedish...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...issues facing us today and the global consequences if effective and rapid action to address climate change is not taken will be catastrophic. “We are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...to grow up in and contribute to. Their ambitions for action on challenging inequalities, tackling climate change and having a role in Europe will be supported by the development of our manifesto in the run-up to the 2021 Scottish parliamentary...


Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...also have been at the forefront of digital and grassroots campaigning, calling for action on climate change, voting rights, and recognition of their identities. The commitment to civil rights and global justice demonstrated time and again by...


Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car ownership. It will also...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...protests. The exhibition showcased their creative responses to the Black Lives Matters movement, climate change, women’s safety and the Palestine-Israel conflict, reflecting their hopes that museums can in future feature more contemporary...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

Shifting the focus from our shoes to our views – girls speak out against gender stereotypes

...snippet of what they had to say:  95% of girls aged 7-21 feel their life is affected by climate change and global warming   58% of girls aged 11-21 think period products are expensive   46% of girls aged 7-10 said they don’t get...


What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

...of which he declared in a Tweet, accompanied by said picture, that he was committed to tackling climate change. The United States rejoined the Paris Agreement on 19 February having been hauled out of it by Donald Trump, but the devastating fires...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the...


Net zero nation: Citizen action must be facilitated by policymakers

...in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Public Engagement Strategy for climate change. In our response we voice support for plans to raise awareness and facilitate public buy-in to tackle environmental issues but call...


Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...which contains exciting calls such as the introduction of a ‘hobby premium’, embedding climate change into the school curriculum and including the voices of those under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of...

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Children's voices on climate change

... Responding to the Climate Crisis Ahead of COP26 - the 26th UN climate change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of children and young people on climate...


News

...in Scotland respond to the Scottish Governments draft public engagement strategy on climate change 9 March 2021 “Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning...


Changing our World: Member profiles

...here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care about Environment,...



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"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"
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...UK government Alongside 17 partners, we’ve made a series of calls ranging from rights to climate change Download the manifesto Children in Scotland magazine: Issue 195 Get more content from the current...


News: New postgraduate certificate on children and young people in conflict with the law
postCPD youth justice

Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty
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...we go on as we are, we won’t save ourselves from the profound decline in the quality of life climate change will bring. But it’s clear there is another path, through greater equality to sustainable wellbeing. Will the rich carry on with...


Parliamentary Monitor
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...die of COVID-19 and twice as likely to experience serious disease. In Committees, the Environment, climate change and Land Reform Committee will hear evidence on the climate change Plan. Wednesday 10 February In the main chamber First Ministers...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

News: Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
post

...digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to ‘bare their sole’...

Arts climate climate change environment

News: COP26 brings opportunities for young people to get involved 
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...for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide evidence for...

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News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
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...in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people can now access free bus travel, with the Scottish Government hoping...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

News: Young climate activists plan global day of protest
post

...day of protest Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are concerned about the state of the environment will participate in...

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News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
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...Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

A bold new world
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...Roseanna Cunningham, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment, climate change and Land Reform reflects on government priorities in relation to the environmental emergency. In her leader comment, she talks about...