Building instructions for a better world
Children call for action on climate change
We’ve launched ten ‘Building Instructions for a Better World‘, informing leaders what young people think should happen if we’re to tackle the climate crisis and create a more sustainable future. The building instructions underline the responsibility of decision makers to deliver on climate change for those who will be most affected – the next generation.
At COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties), key sustainability influencers and decision makers came together in Glasgow to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We brought the LEGO® building instructions to COP26 to remind leaders to place children at the forefront of discussions.
Joining forces with young people
These ten requests were identified through research with children from across the globe, helping to give young people a greater voice in the debate on climate change. Through the research process children were asked ‘what three instructions would you give world leaders to protect our planet from climate change?’ While not all of these ideas might be seen as realistic in grown-ups’ eyes, within them lie the sparks of inspiration that scientists, policy makers, urban planners, architects, and others may need to adapt to help reverse the effects of the climate crisis.
- Reduce pollution and waste
- Protect nature
- Change laws
- Stop ignoring the problem: do more
- Educate people
- Reduce emissions
- Cooperate internationally
- Leaders, change your own behavior
- Invest in the environment
- Help people and future generations
Part of Build the Change
Build the Change is our flagship Learning through Play program for sustainability education. This will also be the theme for our presence at COP26 in Glasgow where we will be running a series of events at Strathclyde University. We will be hosting circular economy and bio-diversity-themed events for children to participate in. Build the Change activities will also take place in the Glasgow and Edinburgh LEGO stores.