When the COP26 conference would have been running in November 2020, over 330 youth delegates representing over 140 countries gathered online at Mock COP26. It was a powerful statement showing the ambition and dreams of young people worldwide fighting for a fair, equal and green world. The conference culminated with a global declaration to world leaders with 18 ambitious, yet realistic policies covering 6 important themes; climate education, climate justice, climate-resilient livelihoods, physical and mental health, nationally determined contributions and biodiversity.
The campaign continues to mobilise a movement of young people globally to campaign for their leaders to show this ambition and implement parts of the Mock COP treaty.
Mock COP is the campaign behind the global projects, Teach the Teacher and 1.5 degrees.
January 18, 2024
Students involved in SOS-UK's projects and campaigns share their experiences in the first youth-led edition of the NAEE Journal
November 1, 2023
Find out more about what our student staff do in their roles and how the experience has supported their development.
August 16, 2023
Youth worldwide join the Mock Education Ministers Summit to raise ambition for quality climate education.
August 4, 2023
Youth are gathering online for the Mock Education Ministers Summit to raise ambition for quality climate action
January 19, 2023
The 1.5 Degrees alternative league table, created by young people from Mock COP, is a global worst ranking of the top universities; assessing how badly they're preparing graduates for a 1.5C future.
December 9, 2022
Students and young people worldwide are leading responses to the climate and ecological crisis, yet they are receiving little funding to support this.
November 18, 2022
At COP27 we had a focus on meaningful youth presence, voice, and leadership through decision making, as well as advocating for climate education and implementation of the Mock COP treaty.
November 15, 2022
A short 'call to action' film highlighting the effects of the climate crisis on education
November 1, 2022
Last week we attended the Local Conference of Youth UK in Manchester. Jodie, a campaigner with Teach the Future and Mock COP delivered a speech about taking climate action as a young person.
October 31, 2022
Six Mock COP Campaign Coordinators and three SOS-UK core staff are attending COP27
September 20, 2022
We're taking part in a 7,767km non-stop relay from Glasgow, Scotland (Host of COP26) to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Host of COP27).
September 5, 2022
The Mock COP team have lots exciting plans for the coming months which we have been busy getting underway.
February 15, 2022
Read a summary of two key research studies on student views and opinions on climate change and COP26, carried out before and after COP26
January 14, 2022
Young people globally have been lobbying their governments for greater climate ambition.
November 30, 2021
Staff from SOS-UK who attended COP26 share their experience
October 14, 2021
SOS-UK are supporting students to mobilise at COP26! Check out events we're running in Glasgow with students and youth activists from across the climate movement.
October 7, 2021
We asked students in further and higher education their views on climate change and the COP26 negotiations.
June 21, 2021
Students, student representatives, educators and education professionals are calling on Education Ministers at their meeting on 22nd June 2021, in Sicily, to make climate education a priority.
Mock COP26 - a fully youth-led and inclusive online climate conference to fill the void of the postponed COP26 talks - begins in one month!