Climate Justice Project: 2022
Future Generations – Climate Justice Project seeks to explore and highlight the systemic and human rights issues related to the climate crisis.
With this partnership, we will bring the unique voices of young people who are missing from the climate discourse. Young people from marginalised, rural, and disadvantaged backgrounds are often left out of the conversation and their reality is oftentimes not represented in national and global policies as a result.
Our project will specifically address this by:
- Creating the space for young people to explore the topic of Climate Justice
- Recognising the different layers of discriminations that exist in the climate crisis debate
- Supporting young people to develop the skills they need to be advocates of climate justice
- Empowering young people to take on a local/regional response to climate justice
- To facilitate a global response to climate justice by including youth voices from the global south
National Climate Justice Conference
In November 2022, young people, youth workers, educators, and youth organisations from across the country came together for the National Climate Justice Conference. We explored different issues of Climate Justice through workshops, plenaries, and upskilling sessions on connecting Climate Justice with UBU Funding, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, activism, and games.
Seventy-seven members of the broader youth work sector came together for the National Climate Justice Conference. The overall aim of the conference was to support attendees in their understanding of Climate Justice. In order to assess the success of the conference, but also to measure the current knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, and actions of the youth work sector with regards to Climate Justice, the Future Generations Project conducted a survey both at the start and end of the conference. This report will assess the answers and feedback from these surveys in order to give insight into the current trends, supports, and barriers to Climate Justice education in the youth work sector.
Youth Climate Justice – Future Generations Consortium
The 2022 iteration of the Future Generations: Climate Justice Project was a consortium project between the National Youth Council of Ireland (lead agency), Macra na Feirme, Sphere17 Regional Youth Facility, YMCA Ireland, Gaisce – The President’s Award, and 1Planet4All (Concern Worldwide) It was funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Irish Aid, and Concern Worldwide’s 1Planet4All Project (EU).