Future Generations Climate Justice Project

Future Generations: Climate Justice Project seeks to explore and highlight the systemic and human rights issues related to the climate crisis.

The Future Generations Project brings 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.

The Future Generations Project addresses 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
  • Facilitating a global response to climate justice by including youth voices from the global south

Climate Justice Charter

The Climate Justice Charter is a tool that supports youth organisations to contribute to the systemic change needed.

By signing up to the charter, your organisation commits to uphold climate justice principles and work alongside others in the Climate Justice Charter community to promote climate justice principles. 

Climate Justice Resources

How to Create Change at the Local Level

The aim of this resource is to support young people’s understanding of how they can create meaningful change at the local level, particularly with regards to climate change and climate justice.
After reading this resource you should understand:
  • How local level government operates in Ireland, and how beneficial action at a local level is to national and international issues
  • What meaningful participation should look like, and how to hold institutions accountable if they do not practice meaningful participation for young people
  • How to identify different interest groups and stakeholders within your locality, so that you have allies in your push for change

How to get Young People Involved in the Climate Justice Movement

We have created this resource to support you to deliver climate justice work with young people. Please read, use and adapt it to suit your group’s needs.
With this resource we hope to:
  • Inspire and support the youth sector to embed Climate Justice within their work
  • Create opportunities for those young people who are often left out of the Climate Action conversations
  • Equip organisations with the tools and knowledge to empower young people to join the conversation and take action through Climate Justice
  • Identify key learning, resources and tools available to deliver this work with young people

Previous Themes:

This project is ongoing – click the button below to keep up with the wonderful projects that are unfolding!

We wanted to assess the knowledge and skills of youth workers around the topic of Climate Justice, so we hosted the National Climate Justice Conference, and created a report based on a pre-and-post survey at this conference. You can view the video, photo gallery, and report by clicking the button below.

This year’s focus was getting organisations to imbed Climate Justice topics within their work. The young people created the Climate Justice Chater, along with an informative animated video, and a resource titled ‘How to Create Change at the Local Level’. We also have a full 45-minute length workshop about Carbon Footprints, and why you should be wary when using them! Click the button below:

As this was the first year of the Future Generations Climate Justice Project, we wanted to focus on young people. What do they know about Climate Justice already? How do they get involved in the Climate Justice movement? The young people involved created The Climate Justice Manifesto, animations answering the most common Climate Justice questions, a resource titled ‘How to get Young People Involved in the Climate Justice Movement’, and more! Click the button below.

Funder Information

The Future Generations: Climate Justice Project is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Irish Aid, and Concern Worldwide’s 1Planet4All Programme.