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Two men in suits talk to one another in front a blue wall with green and white United nation Climate Change graphics.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speak at COP26 World Leaders Summit. (COP26/Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
In conversation with PF Correspondent Helen Bradshaw, Washington Post climate reporter Tik Root analyzed what happened in the conference, or maybe more appropriately, what didn’t happen.
People circle around round, white tables on a green floor beneath an illuminate globe which represents the Earth.

The action zone and globe at COP26 in Glasgow. (COP26/Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In the aftermath of COP26, PF Correspondent Lily John sat down with social-ecological systems and ecological economics researcher Dr. Valerie Luzadis, who attended the summit virtually.
A selfie of a group of young people

University of Connecticut's COP26 cohort pauses for a photo on the streets of Glasgow. (Scott Wallace/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
In November, I traveled to Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 with four professors and 15 University of Connecticut students, representing 13 different majors. The students shared why they attended the conference and what they learned there.
Silhouette of a woman waving a scarf in the sky against the backdrop of a cloudy sky at sunset.

(Image by Anant Sharma/Pixabay)

George Washington University
The Road to COP26 |  I hope decision makers will finally hear and amplify the voices of those most affected by the climate crisis—from coastal communities to youth activists to Indigenous environmental defenders.

As of 2020, the population of piping plovers has improved after being protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1986. (Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash)

Professor, University of Connecticut
The Road to COP26 | The students who join us at COP26 have enthusiasm and determination that are contagious. We'll be looking for "win-win-win solutions at COP26 that can address all three crises."
In a crowd of people in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., a sign reads: "Planet BEFORE Profit: change the politics, not the CLIMATE!"

Protesters at a 2019 climate march in Washington, D.C. (Victoria Middleton/Planet Forward)

Digital Editor, Planet Forward
The Road to COP26 | You often hear conversations about how to convert climate change deniers into science believers. Yet I don’t see a cultural struggle for “hearts and minds,” but a material struggle for power.

The Green Bronx Machine teaches students how to garden and produce their own nutritious food. (Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine)

George Washington University
The Bronx is home to many things — Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the birth of hip-hop — and most recently, an idea powerful enough to change the world.
The George Washington University
When it comes to teaching youth, courses in environmental education are just as important as health, language, science, and technology. This wildlife children's book, for the kids at a South African primary school, helped students practice English.
Young boy stands before climate marchers (Jake Meyers/University of Arizona).

Will this youth-led movement be a tipping point in the climate crisis? (Jake Meyers/University of Arizona).

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Mothers, like Janet Rothers of Arizona, believe it is important to let their young children know that climate change is going on in the world.
Greta Thunberg at the Climate Strike in New York

Greta Thunberg on Friday, Sept. 20, during her closing speech for the Climate Strike in New York. (Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
With the goal of motivating world leaders, young people have drawn universal attention to global warming in ways that decades of scientific progress could not. 

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