Bringing youth voices into net zero strategy – new approaches (Webinar)
Join our free webinar which introduces new insights into understanding the motivations and attitudes of young people towards the climate crisis, and in bringing youth voices into net zero planning at all levels.
Date and time: Wednesday 8 December, 16:30 – 17:15
Venue: Teams webinar
What’s it all about?
2021 has been a historic year for youth action on climate change, with a new generation of thinkers, activists and innovators taking unprecedented action to support the global effort to keep the ambition alive to limit warming to 1.5 ºC, as set out in the Paris Agreement.
Following the failure of COP26 to secure a decisive outcome protecting this goal, it is more important than ever that governments and organisations of all sizes incorporate marginalised voices, including youth voices, into the next phase of planning towards net zero as pressure builds for greater action.
During COP26, the charity InterClimate Network released the findings from its large-scale survey of almost 4,000 secondary school students from across the UK, which looked at young people’s views, behaviours and motivations regarding the climate crisis, using a framework of peer-to-peer behaviour change.
This innovative approach was designed to support 11- to 18-year-olds to carry out climate action and have a greater voice in decision-making. The findings of the survey and the methodology behind it should be of interest to a wider range of individuals and organisations, as more people recognise the role that behaviour change and community involvement have in underpinning the transition to net zero at all levels.
For this webinar, join Isla Graves, Cecily Etherington and Michila Critchley in conversation with Gail Steeden, a researcher from Humankind Research (which provided expertise for this research), covering:
- Net zero planning – where do young people fit in?
- How are young people motivated to do more – in their own words?
- How can youth voices be elevated in the post-COP26 call to action?
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