Ottawa, 21 APRIL 2021 – The British High Commission has today announced a new partnership with kids’ conservation organization Earth Rangers, to use app-based technology to empower and inspire Canadian youth to take climate action ahead of the UK hosted COP26 Conference in Glasgow this year.
The British High Commission has partnered with Earth Rangers to launch a series of climate-themed activities as part of Earth Rangers’ Missions Program. Each mission focuses on topics such as climate mitigation through rainwater harvesting, reducing GHGs by saving energy at home, and planting trees while learning about the importance of forests and other ecosystems such as carbon sinks.
This partnership will raise awareness about climate change among children and provide them with an opportunity to take concrete and positive action for the future of their planet.
Tovah Barocas, President of Earth Rangers
“Children will play an important role in every country’s climate future, and we want to ensure our members are equipped with the tools and knowledge to make a difference, and with the confidence that they can truly affect change.”
Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Earth Rangers to help inspire kids to get involved in the fight against climate change. We believe it’s so important to empower the next generation to take action now so they can help shape the future of our planet.”
This initiative is part of a series of activities the UK is undertaking to build climate action in the lead up to the UK hosted 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November. This partnership is part of the UK Government’s ten point plan to fuel a green industrial revolution, with an aim to engage countries and businesses around the world to do their part in tackling climate change.
Youth are an integral part of this plan, because the decisions we make today will directly impact our ability to safeguard the environment for future generations to come. At COP26, the world will come together to prioritise urgent climate action and it is crucial that youth are a part of it.
Media Contact: Tom Walsh, British High Commission firstname.lastname@example.org
About The British High Commission in Ottawa
The British High Commission in Ottawa, is the UK government’s main diplomatic mission in Canada. Along with Consulates-General in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, we work closely with the Canadian government and partners across the country to develop and maintain a wide range of substantive partnerships of real value to both countries. These partnerships cover business, defense, climate change, science and innovation, education, and culture. To learn more about The British High Commission in Ottawa, please visit https://www.gov.uk/world/canada
About Earth Rangers
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, committed to instilling environmental knowledge, positivity, and the confidence to take action in every child. We do this through a suite of free, educational, and engaging programming that children can participate in at school, at home, and in their communities. To learn more about Earth Rangers, please visit www.earthrangers.org