This autumn, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Action against Climate Change is supporting the MyBitYourBit campaign. The campaign brings together young people from across the country to share the action that they are taking to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as challenging political leaders on what they want to see achieved at COP26. The format will be short video messages recorded by the young people themselves.
These video messages will be shared with UK politicians via the APPG and its membership, through a formal letter from the APPG to COP26 President Alok Sharma, and on-site in Glasgow at COP26.
The MyBitYourBit campaign is led by the Hedgerley Wood Trust, founded by veteran award-winning human rights documentary makers Anuradha Vittachi and Peter Armstrong.
The campaign is a fantastic and timely opportunity to elevate youth voices ahead of COP26, and we are calling on politicians, climate activists, schools and other organisations to urgently support this initiative by simply sharing the following asks with your youth communities:
- What do you want politicians to accomplish at COP26?
- Please record a short video message (aim for 20 seconds) on your phone. The first part explaining one action you are taking to help reach net-zero (introducing that as “my bit”), and the second part saying one action you think COP26 politicians should take (stating that as “your bit”).
- Share your video on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MyBitYourBit.
- Your video message will be displayed through the campaign stream, to parliamentarians and COP26 President Alok Sharma via the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Action Against Climate Change, and on-site at COP26.
On behalf of the Youth Action Against Climate Change APPG, its Secretariat InterClimate Network and the Hedgerley Wood Trust, we thank you for your timely support.