InterClimate Network is a charity that inspires and enables young people to consider climate sustainability to be one of their priorities in planning their careers and lives.
What we do
We work in secondary schools with students from age 13-18. We engage young people with the complexities of climate change, inspire their climate action, and promote their voices in their own sustainable future.
Climate Voices is our core programme working to develop young people’s critical thinking about global climate change right now and to inspire their own action and voices for positive change both in school and for their own sustainable futures.
Over the past four years ICN has engaged with 40 secondary schools and 1000 pupils, delivering 20 UN-Style Climate Conferences and following-up with support for students to lead, to take action in schools, and to have their say.
We currently work with secondary schools in Hounslow, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Reading and Solihull and are soon to expand to other areas.
Without exception, young people participating in our climate conferences step up and grasp challenging concepts about what is important for different countries and peoples around the world, of the different perspectives and inequalities that exist, and the challenges in bringing about change. Through their conference reports and own initiatives back in school, they can inspire their peers to join them in climate action.
Throughout the year we provide ‘bite-size’ information on climate change and news items on international negotiations and global efforts to reduce emissions and adapt. We show the breadth of climate action by young people in schools where we work and across the world. See our blogs, twitter feed, and Instagram stories.
Brilliant conference. Really opened the students’ minds about the seriousness of climate change.– Teacher attending a Climate Conference
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
We are grateful for the funders of Climate Voices: Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT); Reading Climate Change Partnership; The Summerfield Charitable Trust; Ethical Giving; Natural Capital Partners; Individuals’ donations and professional contributions.
Local Councils are also significant ‘enablers’ of our programme in providing their support and the local democratic debating space for conferences.
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