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The Financial Times is seeking examples of how school students, teachers and schools around the world are tackling climate change.

We invite submissions directly from secondary school students (aged 16 — 19), as well as from teachers and schools, by February 4, 2022.

We will select some of the most impressive in consultation with external experts to profile in our Climate Change for Schools report published in March, as part of our free schools access programme.

Young people stand to lose the most as global temperatures rise in the coming years, and they are increasingly on the front line of efforts to improve sustainability.

They are involved in many ways: as advocates and organisers, creators of start ups, volunteers with charities; and in their own daily habits, with shifts in what they eat, wear and buy.

Teachers and their schools are innovating as they integrate climate change into their curricula, support students in projects and modify their own operations to be more sustainable.

Students are invited to tell us how they are adapting their lifestyles, working in their communities, creating new organisations or mobilising others to educate, mitigate or seek to slow climate change.

Teachers and schools are invited to tell us how they are changing learning to respond.

The FT is working with partners including the Climate Action ProjectEarthday, WWFUnescoAshden and Camfed to encourage submissions and assess innovations with the greatest potential impact.

Entries should include:

  • Contact information

  • Details of the initiative in up to 500 words

  • Evidence of impact

  • A reference

Click here for more information and details of how to submit entries.

To find out about free access to the FT for schools anywhere in the world teaching students aged 16 to 19 years old, see details/registration here.

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