Concurrent Sessions 6 | Feb 20, 2020 > (CS6-YO) Identifying Supports to Youth Climate Action through Social Innovation and Creative Action (Oral presentation)
(CS6-YO) Identifying Supports to Youth Climate Action through Social Innovation and Creative Action (Oral presentation)
Presenters: Nigel Deans, Robin Cox and Kiana Alexander
In this youth-led session, presenters will share insights drawn from their current research on youth engagement in climate action. Young people are among the groups that are and will continue to be most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are also in a uniquely strong position to imagine and co-create the resilient communities of the future and have demonstrated their intention to do so through unprecedented global climate actions.
This session will feature activities designed to highlight young people’s understandings of the barriers and supports to their meaningful engagement in shaping climate policy and their suggestions for enhancing meaningful collaboration between youth and adults. Presenters will engage with audience members in a dialogue to explore current and potential youth-led climate adaptation projects, with an invitation to join a growing network of youth and adults working in partnership to address the root causes of climate change vulnerability.