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Nearly half (43%) of children claim that climate change is the biggest issue the world is facing

• Only 10% of children think the government are doing enough to combat climate change

•63% are hopeful that it’s not too late to save the planet, with a whopping 81% of kids wanting to be taught more on the topic at school

• Sky Kids has announced three new originals shows; Obki S2, COP27: Six Ways to Save Our Planet and a special edition of the weekly news show for young people FYI: The Climate Crisis, to help educate and empower the next generation

To help kids get clued up on COP27 ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, Sky Kids’ weekly news show will see young presenters reveal research on how children feel about the crisis and top tips on how they can protect the planet in a one-off FYI: The Climate Crisis (5 November).

The brand-new study of 2,000 children aged 7-14 commissioned by Sky Kids for its weekly news show FYI uncovered that half (50%) of kids are frightened by climate change, with 43% claiming that this is the biggest issue the world is facing right now.

When it comes to learning about the planet, for over half (53%) school is the top source for information, with very few children (8%) turning to friends and family for facts. Only 10% of children think the government are doing enough to combat climate change and over three quarters (81%) are eager for schools to teach them more on the topic.

But it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the next generation, with a hopeful 63% saying it’s not too late to save the planet and a third (33%) unveiling that they are inspired to take action. Of those surveyed, 82% are turning off lights to save electricity and 62% are opting to cycle or walk to school to reduce their carbon footprint.

Further Sky Kids originals announced today

Also set to launch on demand on Sky Kids this month is COP27: Six Ways To Save Our Planet (age 5+, 7 November), which follows on from the award-winning documentary ‘COP26 In Your Hands’. Viewers will be taken on an eye-opening journey across six continents including Europe, Africa, and South America, as Aneeshwar Kunchala (Britain’s Got Talent), described by the judges as a young David Attenborough, and his friends from across the world show the innovative things being done to help fight the climate crisis where they live. From mega-farms to floating cities, our young explorers will show the radical ideas that offer hope for the survival of humanity.

And that’s not all, the loveable eco-alien is back on screens in a brand-new series of Obki S2 (age 5+, 4 November). Kids and families alike can expect to join in on amazing adventures with Obki and his friend the Orb, as they travel across the Earth on their eco-missions. From understanding how to save the coral reefs, to making everyday products out of bamboo, Obki and the Orb will show earthlings how to help save the planet one step at a time.

Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content at Sky, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer original content that introduces and explains a really important issue in an engaging and easily digestible format for our younger viewers.Most importantly, these shows give kids who are scared of climate change headlines they read inspiring and positive choices which help protect the world we live in.”

The Obki series is a continued collaboration with Sky Zero – Sky’s campaign to be net zero carbon by 2030 and commitment to encourage its customers to #GoZero, by using its content and channels to raise awareness of the climate crisis and inspire viewers with actions they can take to protect the planet.To find out more about Sky’s commitment to go net zero carbon by 2030 head to https://www.skyzero.sky/kids

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