Left to right from top left: Stevie Spring, Chairman of the British Council; Ahmed Yassin, from Banlastics Youth Initiative; Neil Gaiman, award-winning author (Photo: Beowulf Sheehan); Graihagh Jackson, BBC podcast presenter; Christopher Graham, from ELT Footprint; Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President-Designate; Rishika Das Roy, from Oxford Policy Management; and Alison Tickell, from Julie’s Bicycle.

The Climate Connection campaign officially launched on 3 June, with the global, inter-generational Conversation for Change panel.

COP26 President Alok Sharma MP gave a pre-recorded opening speech and shortly after the event ended, the UK government issued a press release with the speech. He thanked us for the way The Climate Connection 'brings people together from around the world to meet the challenges of climate change'.

All over the planet, young people are leading the charge against climate change

COP26 President Alok Sharma

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