Inspiration

Get inspired with the latest blogs, toolkits and podcasts on all things climate emergency in the lead up to and beyond COP26!

Podcasts

Outrage + Optimism

This podcast explores the stories behind the headlines on climate change, talking to the change-makers turning challenges into opportunities.

The YIKES Project

Hosted by climate justice activists Mikaela Loach and Jo Becker, this podcast takes a nuanced and sensitive look at some of the big issues of the world that usually make us say yikes.

Mothers of Invention

Hosted by former President of Ireland and climate justice advocate Mary Robinson, this podcast hears from a variety of women from all over the world who are coming up with innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

Hot Take

Journalists Amy Westervelt and Mary Heglar discuss the ways climate is talked about and not talked about in the media.

Drilled

A true crime podcast focussing on how the fossil fuel industry covered up the truth about the link between their industries and climate change.

So Hot Right Now

Tom Mustill and Lucy Seagle interview a wide variety of people about how to talk about climate in an accessible and easy to understand way.

Green Dreamer

This podcast explores options for collective healing, ecological regeneration and wellness through conversations with diverse thought leaders.

How to Save a Planet

Marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and journalist Alex Blumberg talk to people who have already come up with solutions to the cliamte crisis.

A Matter of Degrees

A podcast which tells stories about the levers of power that have caused climate change, and the tools we have to fix it.

Ted Climate

Host Dan Kwartler unpacks the problems and solutions behind the climate emergency in bite-sized episodes.

Climate Change for Beginners

Dr. Ciarán O’Carroll (Extinction Rebellion) explains the science and answers the most frequently asked questions about climate change in a series of bite size podcasts.

The Climate Question

Podcast stories on why we find it so hard to save our own planet, and how we might change that.

Climate Change and Happiness

An international podcast that explores the personal side of climate change.

Videos

David Lammy - Climate justice can't happen without racial justice

In a stirring talk about building a new movement to care for the planet, MP David Lammy calls for inclusion and support of Black and minority leadership on climate issues and a global recognition that we can't solve climate change without racial, social and intergenerational justice.

Climate Challenge Fund Case Study Videos

View videos and case studies and learn more about Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) projects across Scotland.

Protest in a pandemic: voices of young climate activists

The Guardian spoke to six 'school strikers', all members of Fridays for Future, about the impact the pandemic and social distancing have had on their movement, and what the future could hold for their protests after more than a year of Covid-19.

Beyond Greta Thunberg: The uprising of youth climate activists

From the streets to the halls of Congress, young activists are fighting to bring attention to climate change and demanding those in power take notice.

How These Youth Climate Activists Are Changing the Future

’Young people, frontline communities, Indigenous communities are fighting on the frontlines every single day’ — These 4 youth climate leaders are out to change the future.

Greta and eight young activists reveal how the climate crisis is shaping their lives

Young activists explain how climate change is affecting their lives and who inspires their efforts to make our planet a better place. 

Youth Climate Film Project

Watch climate change themed films produced locally by young people and youth groups as part of the Youth Climate Film Project, to stimulate discussion about climate change.

Dear World Leaders

Young people from North Lanarkshire Youth Climate Ambassadors address a series of climate action requests to world leaders.

Climate Justice According to a Kid: Climate Change for Kids

Watch the animation 'Climate Justice According to a Kid'.

I wish for you...

Don't lose what you love to climate change. Author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film. #Showthelove

 

Case Studies

'Who doesn't love a turtle?' The teenage boys on a mission – to rewild Britain with reptiles

A climate change detective activity sheet to get your young people thinking about the eco errors that are wasting energy and money around the home.

Sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty wins Wainwright prize for nature writing

Dara McAnulty, a 16-year-old secondary-school student from Northern Ireland, has seen off competition from established writers to win the Wainwright prize for nature writing, for his debut Diary of a Young Naturalist.​

With courage and ambition, those born into the reality of global heating are leading the way in confronting it. Ahead of the crucial COP26 conference, The Guardian talk to young activists around the world.

 

Reasons to be Hopeful

Climate Optimist

Inspiration to be hopeful for a net zero future, shining a light on solutions and gathering commitments of optimists from around the world.

Count Us In

Count Us In adds up the steps that people make in tackling the climate emergency, combining all of our efforts for the greater good.

Letters to the Earth

Letters to the Earth want to hear your visions, stories and messages for a better world. A world where our collective and planetary well-being is placed front and centre. Take a moment. Put pen to paper. And write.

Eco-Anxious Stories

Feeling worry and fear about the climate crisis? You’re not alone. Instead of getting stuck in a sense of powerlessness, we’re supporting each other to transform our eco-anxieties into meaningful action grounded in courage and compassion.

Hold This Space

This is an interactive space to explore how you respond to climate change. They also have a wealth of resources available here.

Gen Dread Newsletter

Subscribe to this newsletter about staying sane in the climate and wider ecological crisis. 

Eco-distress for young people

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’s webpage is aimed at young people to help with eco distress.

Climate Psychology Alliance 

CPA are offering support to people who are affected by the ecological, biodiversity and climate crises.

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