1. You have an important role to play
Youth organisations have an important role to play in supporting a better understanding of Climate Justice. The Climate Justice Charter is an entirely youth-led initiative: young people wanted to develop a tool that will support youth organisations in their commitment to climate justice principles. By signing up you are clearly stating your commitment to promoting climate actions based on justice and equity and showing that your organisation recognises climate change as a crucial issue for young people.
2. Join a supportive community
By signing up to the Charter you will join an ever-growing community of collaborating organisations. Signatory organisations benefit from bespoke training and events to support your staff, volunteers, interns, and young people’s understanding of Climate Justice.
3. Keep Climate Justice on the agenda
Young people have rightly put Climate Justice on the agenda. We now need to make sure that it stays on the agenda of decision makers. If we want our transition to be fair and just, we must join together in promoting climate justice principles as part of climate action.
4. Don’t get left behind!
This is a chance for your organisation to stay up to date on one of the key issues of our time. Organisations are already signing up to the charter, and already seeing the benefits:
‘The charter is beneficial for all organisations as it acts as a set of good practice guidelines that allows Sphere 17 to begin to truly imbed Climate Justice at all levels – from our board of directors to the young people we work with.’
Lee Cummins, Sphere 17.
‘The young people who developed the charter principles were adamant about including local to global connections. We welcomed this strongly, as it’s the most vulnerable communities that suffer the worst consequences.’
Michael Doorly, Concern Worldwide.
‘We love the Climate Justice Charter because the creation of it was entirely youth-led. It captures exactly what the young people wanted the charter to say and the capacity to convince others how the world should be.’
TJ Hourihan, YMCA Ireland.
‘We love that the charter is accessible for every organisation and every group of young people. From young farmers making a living to young people making change, there is something in there for everyone.’
Gillian Richardson, Macra na Feirme.
5. Build on your own great work – without adding to your workload!
We know everyone is already under pressure to meet regulatory obligations, so that’s why we’ve designed this process to build on what you are already doing – without adding to your busy workload! It’s important to note that the Climate Justice Charter is not a rigid policy to be strictly adhered to, but a set of simple guidelines that you can refer to, which allows you to easily assess whether your projects, programmes, and training align with the Climate Justice movement.