Dear World Leaders
In March 2021 the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University celebrates its 10th anniversary.
For the anniversary we approached a number of children (who would be around 10 years old in the run up to our 10th anniversary) from all over the world to write a letter to the Prime Minister or World Leader of their choice, sharing their thoughts about climate change/planetary survival over the next 10 years.
Importantly we wanted to hear from children about their hopes and visions for what they want the world, and their community, to be like in 10 years time. What changes do they want to see that they hope World Leaders could support.
In response to these letters we published a book: Dear World Leaders. The book was published to coincide with the UK hosting the United Nations Conference Of the Parties in 2021 (COP26) which looks at agreeing the next steps to combat climate change. The book was illustrated by undergraduate students on the BA Illustration course at Anglia Ruskin University.
Here all the letters we received are reproduced in full.