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New initiative encourages businesses to create educational legacy from COP26



The Scottish Government has created a new initiative to encourage Scottish businesses to create an educational legacy from COP26.

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) will encourage businesses to interact with My Climate Path during the event.

The project, supported by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, will showcase the many current and emerging green and circular roles available across all sectors, to the younger generation.

The project, created by DYW Glasgow, with DYW Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and DYW West, and funded by the Scottish Government, aims to aid in the creation of sustainable growth within a circular and net zero economy.

The campaign supports the Young Person’s Guarantee commitment to offer every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland an opportunity that will positively impact their future.

Initiatives include climate heroes, where industry partners are paired with a school to showcase real-life circular and green examples, in addition to a range of community work experience, a youth climate council, activist courses and a sustainable fashion festival.

Pupils are also being challenged to create a ‘circular’ product or service, plant their own forests and learn about construction and design by creating a net zero McDonalds restaurant.

Minister for Environment and Land Reform Màiri McAllan said: “Young people have been central to demanding climate action, their future – and that of generations to come – depends on global action now.

“Tackling the climate and nature crisis is essential for our planet but it also presents exciting opportunities in industries of the future.”

Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “My Climate Path will build an important educational legacy from COP26 for Glasgow and its young people.

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