Curious Climate Toolkit
Now you've found out more about climate change, what next?
What can I do?
Ultimately, climate change is a global issue that we need governments, businesses and industries all over the world to work together to address. However, each one of us can make a difference too - by taking individual action, working together to take collective action, and by calling for larger-scale systemic change, for example, by governments and world leaders.
Feelings about climate change
Feelings can be a signal that something’s wrong and needs our attention. They can also be motivating and can help us identify what things we are passionate about. Our feelings help us learn and guide us about how to take care of ourselves, others and our planet.
Sometimes our feelings can be uncomfortable, and they can become overwhelming. At these times, we need to find ways to bring our feelings back to a healthy balance.
What's being done?
Getting countries all around the world to stop burning fossil fuels and lower their greenhouse emissions will be a huge job, so the United Nations has organised a big, international meeting called the COP26. This stands for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties and is being held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.
As well as trying to keep global warming below 1.5C-2C, climate change discussions at the COP26 aim to generate positive environmental changes around the world, including cleaner air, new jobs, and healthier oceans, forests and towns.