LJMU helps schoolchildren learn about the environment



LJMU’s Natural Capital Hub team has been helping primary school children learn more about their environment.

They took part in the Sefton Climate Conference, organised by Liverpool World Centre in partnership with Faiths4Change.

LJMU’s Hannah Branwood and Caroline Rothschild took part in a panel to help the year 5 and 6 pupils find out about positive climate action taking place in the local area.

Hannah and Caroline introduced the pupils to the idea of nature-based solutions and the importance of using knowledge exchange and collaboration when tackling the climate crisis.

The children were interested to learn the practical steps they could take to start making a difference in their communities.  

Hannah Branwood, Project Officer for the Hub, said: “It was great to see pupils debating issues that were being discussed at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

“As current generations struggle to limit global heating to below 1.5°C, the need to develop green skills in young people becomes ever more critical.

“School engagement is just one of the ways LJMU's Natural Capital Hub is improving the readiness of the local region for tackling the intertwined nature and climate crises whilst driving green economic growth."

The Natural Capital Hub has been developed as part of “More from Trees”, the Green Recovery Challenge Fund Project led by The Mersey Forest in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool CCG, Liverpool John Moores University, Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the PATT Foundation.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund project will kickstart a Green Recovery across Merseyside and Cheshire, boosting nature recovery and connecting more people to nature across the area.

Pictured: Caroline, Hannah and fellow panel member Stephen Sykes from 2030hub.



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