CLIP: HRH The Prince of Wales introduces Sky Kids Original, COP26: In Your Hands which launches today on Sky Kids, Sky News, and NOW

CLIP: HRH The Prince of Wales introduces Sky Kids Original, COP26: In Your Hands which launches today on Sky Kids, Sky News, and NOW

Monday 18 October 2021

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  • HRH The Prince of Wales speaks of his grandson Prince George learning about climate change
  • In his introduction for COP26: In Your Hands Prince Charles tells viewers “Your future depends upon the future of the planet”

Sky Kids releases a clip of HRH The Prince of Wales from COP26: In Your Hands which launches on Sky Kids, Sky News, and NOW, today, 18 October, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26 in November.

In the clip Prince Charles highlights his concerns for the planet and shares that his grandson Prince George is learning about climate change by telling viewers, “Like you he is learning how climate change is causing the big storms, and floods, the droughts, fires and food shortages we are seeing around the world.”

He continues “When I was his age, people had no idea about the damage they were doing, but by the time I was a teenager I started to see that if we didn’t stop polluting our planet, we would face a very dangerous future indeed.” Prince Charles also expresses concern that “we have forgotten that we have to put back into nature as much as we take out.”

Speaking of the six young climate activists in COP26: In Your Hands, HRH The Prince of Wales highlights the importance of the voices of young people, “their voices matter, and so does yours”, before ending by impressing on viewers that “your future depends upon the future of the planet.”

COP26: In Your Hands features six young climate change activists - Darielen, aged 15 from Brazil; Hannah, aged 17 from the UK; Kynan, aged 16 from Indonesia; Queen, aged 17 from Cameroon; Sophia, aged 15 from Canada, and 16-year-old Tamsyn, from Australia, who highlight the devastating impact climate change has had on their corners of the Earth.

COP26: In Your Hands

Sky Kids, Sky News, and NOW, 18 October

As world leaders prepare to gather in Glasgow for COP26, the six young climate activists from six different continents deliver a powerful message about how climate change is already having an impact on their lives and deliver an emotive call to action. All of them have ideas about what needs to be done to save the Earth.

The 30-minute Sky Original documentary, commissioned by Sky Kids, COP26: In Your Hands is introduced by HRH The Prince of Wales who outlines his concerns for the planet and features UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the host of COP26.

COP26: In Your Hands was filmed locally on location as part of Sky’s championing of sustainability. Sky is a Principal Partner and Media Partner to COP26 and has committed to be net zero carbon by 2030, cutting its own emissions and those made by customers’ using its products, by 50% over the next decade. COP26: In Your Hands is supported by the UK-Government funded Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), which is managed by the BFI and finances the creation of new distinct, high-quality content for children and young audiences. The documentary is also supported by WWF.

Each film explores how these countries are already seeing the devastating impact of climate change, including rising temperatures, ice caps melting, droughts, flooding, bushfires, wildlife depletion and soya plantations, all through the eyes of the next generation, and highlights some of the inspirational projects in their countries tackling the climate emergency.

As well as being available to watch on Sky Kids, Sky News and streaming service NOW, COP26: In Your Hands will also be available for streaming directly into every school in the UK on First News Education TV, the online channel from First News, the UK’s only newspaper for children.

Sky Kids’ COP26: In Your Hands is part of Sky’s work to highlight the climate crisis, and through Sky Zero, Sky is working to raise awareness about looking after the planet for the next generation, and environmental programming for children is part of how Sky can inspire kids and parents to look after the world they live in. As one of Europe’s leading broadcasters, Sky believes it has a responsibility to use its reach and voice to help drive important behavioural changes when it comes to the environment.

COP26: In Your Hands is a Fresh Start Media production and has been commissioned for Sky Kids by Lucy Murphy.

COP26: In Your Hands will air on Sky Kids, Sky News, and streaming service NOW on 18 October


Clip: Prince Charles introduces COP26: In Your Hands


Images: COP26: In Your Hands – 6 Contributors, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson

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