Children from around the world deliver a message to world leaders at the UN climate summit in Paris (COP21)

Kids for COP21, giving children a voice

September to December 2015

We believe the most powerful call to action on climate change can come from young people

Kids for COP21 began with three simple ideas. First, was an idea of fairness. Our children will be most impacted by decades of inaction on climate action. It seems only right that they be given a voice in the decisions being made at the 2015 UN climate summit in Paris (COP21).

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Parents: demand bold action on climate change

Kids for COP21 have joined forces with Our Kids Climate, a growing international coalition of parent and grandparent groups demanding bold action to protect our children from catastrophic climate change. The group has organised a petition for parents, grandparents and families across the globe to heighten pressure for a strong global agreement. Other groups such as Avaaz and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation are also collecting signatures to mobilise action on climate change.

About Kids for COP21

Kids for COP21 was initiated by Caroline Sost, founder of Living School and Carolyn Lebel, a consultant and journalist. Ten schools and several partners including filmmaker Damienne Caron, helped make it all possible.

Living School, Paris
Established in 2007 by Caroline Sost, Living School is a new kind of school working towards a better world. Through education at the pre-school, primary and elementary levels, along with the ongoing development of staff and parents, we aim to nurture children to become happy, responsible and fulfilled citizens. The school is a member of the Ashoka Changemaker Schools, who helped recruit schools to participate in Kids for COP21.

Participating schools

Brazil, Colégio Mater Dei — Escola Internacional
Colégio Mater Dei was founded in 1962 in São Paulo and since 1984 has also been established in São José dos Campos. It is a private school that throughout time has built a history of commitment with raising multicultural, responsible global citizens and lifelong learners.
Contact: Karina Blutaumüller

Our Partners

Film production
Damienne Caron, a filmmaker, provided specifications for the schools for their video clips and directed the Kids for COP21 film. Yura Khustocha looked after the sound production for the film.

Nine schools across 5 continents have come together to teach kids about climate change and deliver a message to world leaders at the 2015 Paris climate summit.

Nine schools across 5 continents have come together to teach kids about climate change and deliver a message to world leaders at the 2015 Paris climate summit.