Youth Climate Change Survey 2021

In November 2021 as part of the ‘Youth Climate Justice challenge’, ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SpunOut.ie, conducted an online survey with young people. The purpose of the survey is to highlight how young people of Ireland feel about climate change and climate justice issues, how they want to be involved in solving climate issues, how they are controlling their eco-anxiety, what actions they want to take, their interest in green jobs and how they desire to have climate action as part of their school curriculum. The survey took place between November 29th, 2021, to December 5th. The survey included a range of multiple-choice questions along with open-ended questions allowing for personalised responses.

Youth Climate Justice Challenge 2021

What is it?

We’ve all heard about global warming, energy shortage, soil degradation and biodiversity loss. They’re all big terms, but WHAT do they all mean? And most importantly WHO are they impacting? and how do WE find solutions?    

A consortium of 5 youth organisations, led by ECO-UNESCO is running the second Youth Climate Justice Challenge, with partners Gaisce The President Award, The No Name Club, Irish Girls Guides & Young Irish Film Makers. The free Climate Justice Challenge Programme explores these questions and inspires youth climate action.   

When is it?

The Programme launches on 20th September and ends on 4th December. We are very flexible with dates and times. 

Where is it?

Online, after school hours.

Who can enter?

Young people age 10-17 living in Ireland.

What would I gain?

Young people often express of not finding similar minded people who are as enthusiastic about climate action as them, or who want to meet policymakers to make an impact but don’t know how to do. If you are the one who desires to be the change rather than sit in the audience, you are in right place. The ECO-UNESCO Climate Justice Programme is not just about learning on Climate Justice, its various interlinkages but also the action you can make to address it.  

In this programme you would not just meet like-minded people your age but also have an opportunity to showcase your action before prominent climate personalities. 

What will I learn?

By the end of the Climate Justice Challenge you will greatly improve your understanding of Climate Justice, overcome eco-anxiety, enhance your presentation skills (presenting in front of your class and in before climate motivated people is way around), project management skills and of course a filmmaking workshop by none other than Young Irish Filmmakers.   

In Climate Justice we discern how just passion is not enough to create change, therefore we equip and support our participants with skills needed to make real, concrete change.  

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Youth Climate Justice Challenge 2020

Last year we had 11 incredible Climate Justice projects submitted by four youth groups; The Irish Girl Guides, The Irish Girls Brigade, The No Name Club, and ECO UNESCO. 
 
The Climate justice challenge participants didn’t let COVID stop them. They took part in online workshops, sent surveys to schools, tweeted local politicians, made tik tok videos, talked on national radio, ran workshops, wrote articles, and engaged with policymakers from principles to politicians, shop keepers, and the local council.
Their hard work and dedication raised awareness of the topic of climate justice to over 20,000 people. 
 
The youth groups made short and snappy videos to summarise what they did for their climate justice projects. Take a look here for a daily dose of inspiration.

Youth Climate Justice Survey 2020

Watch the Youth Climate Voices Video

As part of our Climate Justice Eco Week we asked all our amazing speakers including activists, academics, politicians, dancers to share with us their favourite resources that inspire them. We have pulled them all together to share with you a variety of podcasts, playlists, articles, reading lists, ted talks and more….. Take a look at our padlet board you won’t be disappointed

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If you want to learn more about Climate Justice, then check out our resources page below. We have pulled together some beautiful items to support you with exploring the topic of climate justice and help you on your journey to enacting positive social and environmental change. Enjoy!

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