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First News & JPIMedia launch climate initiative

First News, a newspaper for children and National World owned JPIMedia are uniting to give children a voice ahead of the United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow.

First News & JPIMedia launch climate initiative
David Montgomery: "JPIMedia is thrilled to be supporting the First News campaign."

This week sees the launch of the ‘First News Young UK Climate Challenge’. First News is calling upon every young person up and down the country to speak up and be heard. It is inviting children to submit questions and videos for a climate change press conference exclusively for children at Downing Street.

The First News Young UK Climate Challenge gives children a platform to be heard about the action they want to see now from world leaders.

David Montgomery, Executive Chairman of National World, said: “JPIMedia is thrilled to be supporting the First News campaign to give children a voice and to be heard at the highest level on the issues that matter most to them, one being climate change. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with First News, working together on a number of campaigns that put children at the forefront.”

Nicky Cox MBE: “We are proud to give children a voice.”

Editor in chief Nicky Cox MBE said: "The world needs its leaders to take action now before it's too late to pull back the Earth from the brink of devastating effects caused by climate change. We are proud to give children a voice because it is their generation, and those that come after, who will be the most affected. They need to have a voice in the conversation around actions that must be taken so that they can be agents of their own future.”

Every child that gets involved could be invited to the Downing Street press conference or have their video message included, says First News. And, many of the messages and ideas will be selected to feature in First News and across JPIMedia’s portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites during COP26.

Children and young people are invited to send their messages to first.news/youngUK

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