Last Updated: Friday, December 30, 2022

Countdown to COP26

What is this?

An outline of the support, resources and programmes being organised by Education Scotland to support engagement with the United Nations COP26 Climate Summit.

Who is this for?

Practitioners and partner organisations interested in Learning for Sustainability and climate justice education.

Ensuring that all learners receive their entitlement to Learning for Sustainability (LfS), including a strong focus on climate justice education, will enable us to build a lasting legacy from the COP26 Summit. The resources below remain relevant and can be used to help young people engage in the key themes relating to climate change and sustainability.

These resources continue to be relevant to all those with an interest in climate education and Learning for Sustainability.

About the COP26 Summit

In November 2021, the United Nations COP26 Climate Summit took place in Glasgow, Scotland. This was one of the biggest events of its kind ever to be hosted in our country.


  1. Visit Education Scotland’s Learning for Sustainability blog for the latest news and updates.
  2. Check out our COP26 Wakelet for a list of curated resources and activities.
  3. Connect with like-minded practitioners to share resources and network via our LfS practitioner Network (Glow login required) in MS Teams in Glow.
  4. Access Learning for Sustainability online courses, run by the University of Edinburgh, the British Council and Learning for Sustainability Scotland.


Check out our Countdown to COP26 poster to find out more about the learning resources being produced to support the key COP26 themes.

PDF file: Countdown to COP26 (4 MB)

Countdown to COP - Early Years through Dugs Discovery Den

ThingLink card: Early Years Countdown to COP

Read to me (Book Creator): Dug’s Adventures on the Isle of Arran

Countdown to COP - Primary

ThingLink card: Primary Countdown to COP

Practical Guide for Primary - Countdown to COP

Countdown to COP - Broad general education

Presentation slides: Countdown to COP

Countdown to COP challenge – Nature

Countdown to COP challenge – Energy Transition

Countdown to COP challenge – Clean Transport

Countdown to COP challenge – Finance
Discover the environmental and social impact of denim, and then transform an old pair of jeans into something new and original.

Countdown to COP challenge – Adaptation and Resilience
Learn about the foods produced in your area and create an original, sustainable meal from local ingredients.

Useful links

A summary of learning for sustainability resources

A summary of outdoor learning resources

Climate change in Scottish education briefing

Weather and climate change website

Exploring climate change

PowerPoint presentation: Learning for Sustainability COP26 Overview (20.7 MB)

PowerPoint presentation: Learning for Sustainability COP26 Overview - Narrated version (47.4 MB)

Scottish Government Net Zero Nation website