COP28 Explained: Teaching the Next Generation about Climate Action

What has been happening at COP28

As teachers, you play a crucial role in shaping the minds of the next generation, and what better way to inspire young minds than by delving into the global conversations around climate action? COP28, or the 28th Conference of the Parties, recently took place from November 30th to December 12th in Dubai, bringing together world leaders to address pressing environmental issues. In this blog post, we'll provide a summary of key events and decisions made during the summit, along with practical ideas on how you can integrate COP28 into your KS1 and KS2 science curricula.

COP28, held in Expo City, Dubai this year, marked another milestone in the global effort to combat climate change. The summit focused on addressing the urgent need for international collaboration to reduce carbon emissions, preserve biodiversity and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Key decisions included an increase in climate finance, improving collaboration between government and stakeholders and looking ahead to create goals and policies which align with the 1.5°C temperature limit.

Now, let's explore ways to incorporate COP28 into your science lessons for both KS1 and KS2, aligning with the National Curriculum.


Climate Change Basics:

Nature Walks:



Research and Presentations:

Energy Conservation:

Eco-Friendly Initiatives:

For additional content to use with your class or for an assembly, our unit of lessons on the COP summits contains a variety of ready-made resources to help you explore this crucial topic. You can find these lessons in the COP26 folder in your units and lessons library.

COP28 offers a unique opportunity to connect global issues with classroom learning. By integrating these ideas into your science lessons, you're not only providing valuable knowledge but also fostering a sense of responsibility for the planet in your students. Together, as educators and future leaders, we can inspire positive change for a sustainable future.