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Be fair with your climate promise for COP26


World leaders will come together in the UK later this year to plan how to tackle the urgent threat of climate change. You and your school can get involved. Help a forest of promises take root at COP26!

On Friday 5th November 2021, during COP26, young people and schools across the UK will form a Forest of Promises, displaying leaves made by students on a ‘tree of promises’ and starting a conversation in the wider community about the changes needed to address climate change.

Let’s send a message to world leaders! 

Fairtrade Schools are working with WWF and partners to create a Forest of Promises for COP26. Follow these steps to get involved…

Step 1: Make a leaf

Choose from the banana leaf, cocoa leaf or coffee leaf templates on the right-hand side of this page. You could also get creative and draw your own leaf shape, or find a fallen leaf from a favourite tree. Make sure it’s big and strong enough to write on!

Step 2: Write your #PromiseToThePlanet on one side

It could be as simple as promising to choose Fairtrade bananas to ensure banana farmers can effectively fight the climate crisis affecting their farms.  Or you could go further, and promise to try and bring about a bigger change in your community by talking to your local MP or school management, or starting a local club or campaign. You could even join the Fairtrade Schools programme – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.

Step 3: Write a promise you want world leaders to make on the other side

At the Fairtrade Foundation, we’re calling on politicians coming to the COP26 UN Climate Summit to be fair with their climate promise. Teachers can sign our petition now to ensure leaders at COP26 invest in the expertise of the communities who see the realities of the climate crisis every day.

Step 4: Share your leaves with the world using #PromiseToThePlanet 

Share your leaves with the world using #PromiseToThePlanet. Your leaf will be seen at the heart of COP by world leaders and negotiators who are making the decisions that will define our future. Hang your leaf on your school’s Tree of Promises on 5th November.


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