COP26 Polar Net Zero

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Schools event for COP26: Polar Net Zero

Join us online for this interactive event that challenges young people around the globe to think about the part they can play in creating a low carbon future. By questioning world-leading experts who are developing sustainable solutions to reduce energy use at British Antarctic Survey research stations school children will learn how human ingenuity, creativity, and technology can help people live with and adapt to climate change. Its key message to students is ‘you can help ensure a greener, more resilient future for us all’.

Polar Net Zero: programme and panellists

  • Chapter 1 – Why Antarctica matters.  Dr Peter Fretwell, British Antarctic Survey
  • Chapter 2 – Living and building in Antarctica.  Martha McGowan, BAM
  • Chapter 3 – Extreme Engineering.  Stewart Craigie, Sweco
  • Chapter 4 – Designing net zero polar buildings for the future.  Hugh Broughton, Hugh Broughton Architects

Compere: Ms Lyndsey Capper, Newton Farm Primary School, Glasgow

You can join the events virtually by subscribing to the COP26 YouTube channel

Design your own Antarctic building!

How would you design a polar building? What features would it include?

For a chance to win a special prize, children are invited to complete the Polar Net Zero worksheet by 30 November 2021 at 5pm. Please include the entrants name and age and send to

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