Moderator: Cherry Tam
Presenters: Marina Melanidis and Caroline Merner
Youth may be the group that has contributed the least to the climate crisis, yet they are among the greatest impacted. It is critical that young people are meaningfully engaged in climate action, including adaptation. This workshop will expand on youth engagement methods, share best practices, and provide an opportunity to experience a youth engagement model. In the first half of the workshop, Climate Guides will share stories and best practices of working with young people and show how mentorship can be a meaningful engagement tool. The second half of the workshop will be a “Speed Mentoring” session, where several climate leaders (mentors) will lead their own roundtables that participants (mentees) can visit. The intended audience includes youth and older professionals alike, aiming to both build skills among professionals in engaging youth and allow youth an opportunity to connect with professionals and build their network.