Month: November 2017

A successful MockCOP

Whilst the negotiations in Bonn were in full flow for COP23 (23rd United Nations Conference on Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, hosted by Fiji), there was a similar tense atmosphere in the Debating Chamber of National Assembly for Wales in Ty Hywel in Cardiff on 10th November, where pupils from across Wales gathered, for MockCOP, to represent […]

COP23 – will it be enough?

Size of Wales Director, Rita Singh feeds back her thoughts after visiting COP 23 in Bonn. After attending my first Climate Conference in Bonn last week I have come away with mixed feelings on our capacity to halt or even reverse the impacts of climate change on our planet. It goes without saying that the […]

MockCOP: Students from schools across Wales gather to have their say on climate change.

Many thanks to Heini Evans from WWF Cymru for this blog post about MockCOP. MockCOP provides a platform for students to debate and vote on global issues – a rare opportunity for many 14-18 year olds. Held at a debating chamber in Cardiff, the event replicates the United Nations climate change conference. Students become delegates for […]

Six million trees planted in Uganda thanks to Size of Wales and support from the people of Wales.

Size of Wales has reached the landmark 6 millionth tree planted in Uganda as part of their Ten Million Trees project. This summer, the climate change charity celebrated hitting their target of protecting an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales and with this new milestone, they have now planted trees equal to […]

Wales’ Young People have their say about climate change in mock COP conference.

On Friday 10th November, Welsh students took part in MockCOP, the mock United Nations climate change conference held in Ty Hywel. The conference, jointly organised by climate change charity Size of Wales and Welsh Centre for International Affairs and sponsored by Jenny Rathbone AM, gives Wales’ young people a voice and an opportunity to discuss […]

Go Green Day 2017 Round Up

So, Go Green Day is over for another year and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part and raised funds on behalf of Size of Wales and our amazing forest projects. It was a fantastic day and we hope you enjoyed going green! Here’s how the day went… […]

YnNi Teg: Friday Thirt-green-th…our sponsored bike ride in aid of Size of Wales

Thanks to Jeremy of YnNi Teg for this blog about the epic 90 mile sponsored cycle they embarked on to raise funds for Size of Wales on Go Green Day. Jeremy Thorp is a director of YnNi Teg, a board member of Community Energy Wales, and an employee of Sharenergy which supports community energy projects throughout […]