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Young Cumbrian to feature in Sky documentary on climate action


A young woman will appear in a documentary on an environmental conference.

Hannah Wright, 17, from Kendal, will be featured in Sky Kids documentary on COP26.

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations climate change conference.

It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between October 31 and November 12, 2021.

The Sky Original is a new documentary featuring six young climate activists from six different continents delivering a powerful message about how climate change is already impacting their lives and issuing a moving call to action.

The contributor from Europe is the fantastic Cumbrian native Hannah, a 17-year-old student, who became involved in climate activism when she heard about the plan to build a new coal mine on the Cumbrian coast.

Hannah is a member of a Youth Climate Action group in the Lake District and recently joined a steering committee of the Cumbrian Youth Climate Conference.

She is a passionate young activist who cares deeply about the Lake District.

She said of the Whitehaven Coal Mine: “I just feel like it’s going backwards on climate action, we’re supposed to be fighting climate change so I’m pretty confused with the news from the coal mine.

“We keep hearing from world leaders promising us that they will take climate action seriously, and it seems they are reneging on their promises, and we are being lied to.

“We need to reinvest in greener technologies instead of unsustainable ones.

“One of the arguments in favor of coal mines is that they will provide a lot of jobs, I understand that there is a very great need to solve these social problems, but climate problems must go hand in hand, and we have to offer greener technology that will create jobs. ”

Hannah said the documentary will raise government awareness of climate action issues.

She added: ‘I also want to raise awareness of what the small groups in Cumbria are doing for climate action, they are causing so much change but all we hear is governments failing to adopt changes. ”

The one-off documentary, COP26: In Your Hands, will launch on Sky Kids, Sky News and the NOW streaming service on October 18 ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The 30-minute Sky Original documentary, commissioned by Sky Kids, COP26: In Your Hands is presented by HRH Prince Charles who outlines his concerns for the planet.

The program also features British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as host of COP26.