COP27 Youth and Future Generations Day

November 10 at the COP27 will be centred around youth and their role in addressing the climate crisis to ensure that their voices are not left unheard. This stand-alone day will shine a light on both their potential as catalysts for change and the climate change impacts that will largely affect them. Young people are key multipliers of climate information and action and, hence, a precious stakeholder at the negotiating table.

Climate change threatens to aggravate disadvantaged conditions in already vulnerable communities and minorities. Among those, youth will be disproportionately affected by the climate crisis, from the increasingly volatile labour market to environmental conditions that will undermine their health

However, young generations have raised their voices to ask for climate justice, which will not only hold those truly responsible to account but will also ensure that the principle of intergenerational justice is guiding the climate agenda.  Youth is one of the most impacted social categories but also part of the solution. The recent global strikes have testified to their will to engage in the energy debate. 

Young people are resourceful communicators and act as multipliers of knowledge within society. They have powerful means that previous generations did not have and now they are taking to these channels to make their voices heard amidst climate deniers and misinformation

To support them in positioning themselves as key stakeholders in the climate debate, the scientific community can provide didactic materials to help them make informed choices. A great variety of educational programs is offered by the CMCC, including the Future Earth Research School, holding high-level courses to understand and anticipate future global environmental challenges. Other tools such as games, peer to peer networks and contests can be helpful to stimulate youth engagement. 

Climate-related distress and anxiety are on the rise among young adults but climate action is known to reduce them. Giving them the right tools to engage will be fundamental to the energy transition and their well being. 



Decoupling (emissions from economic growth)

Is it possible to build a zero-carbon world and, at the same time, guarantee sustainable development and well-being prospects? The answer depends on how capable we are of building development models in which economic growth does not go hand in hand with growth in greenhouse gas emissions.

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture – Submit your comments and join the event

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture – Submit your comments and join the event

Available the paper preview summarizing the views submitted on the elements included in the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) and the process foreseen for the implementation of this joint work. Request a copy of the draft summary, and share your inputs by 20 May 2018. On May 3, 2018, join also the event “Koronivia for Climate Action: raising ambition through agricultural sectors”


Interviews, podcasts, events, insights: the CMCC’s dive into COP27

A theme for each day throughout COP27 in Egypt. A series of CMCC resources based on climate science. Stay up to date and be a part of the change!