The Inquiry ran a call for evidence in September 2021, collecting written submissions on the impact of climate change on contributors personally, as well as their peers and community.
In November 2021, the UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26, in Glasgow. COP26 brought together national delegations to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with a significant focus on sustainable development.
The Scottish Government committed to make COP26 “the people’s COP”, noting in particular the importance of representation and participation of global youth.
The Inquiry ran a call for evidence in September 2021, collecting written submissions on the impact of climate change on contributors personally, as well as their peers and community. It also invited young people to reflect on the extent to which they were able to influence decision-makers and on the sustainable initiatives they deemed to be the most successful in engaging their generation in tackling climate change.
The Inquiry also held two roundtable panel events in October 2021. Fourteen contributors gave evidence, with expert panellists challenging the contributors on their testimony. The panellists were interested in establishing how representative the contributors’ evidence truly was, what viable options for climate mitigation and adaptation look like and the key features of successful climate change initiatives.
The Inquiry’s partner organisations are committed to taking action to facilitate these conversations and to bring the findings of the Inquiry to the attention of global leaders and decision-makers.