What can I do to help stop climate change?
While the COVID-19 pandemic dominates the global agenda, we must not lose focus on the urgent action needed to fight the climate crisis.
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Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to do more to fight against climate change? Are you interested in finding new ways to live a more sustainable life? If so, 1Planet4All could be the ideal campaign for you!
1Planet4All is a campaign across 12 European countries that will inspire a generation of youth activists to lead our fight against the global climate crises. It is an alliance of 14 International NGOs working in some of the most fragile, climate-affected countries. In order to fight the climate crisis, the alliance aims to hold politicians, elected officials and corporations to account on their Paris Climate Agreement pledges.
It will also challenge behaviours and attitudes that fuel the climate crises, such as poor recycling targets and household food wasting. It will also amplify the voices of the those most affected by extremes in weather in the Global South, who area already living with effects of climate change.
Importantly, 1Planet4All with promote values of climate justice, solidarity, stewardship, dignity and equality.
Take a look at our video below to find out more.
In the next three years, the alliance aims to reach 13,700,000 people through digital and traditional media channels, while also engaging over 8 million youth on climate action issues. It hopes to train 147,940 young leaders in 12 EU member states to become agents of change on climate action and to support 26,380 young people to develop concrete actions on climate change at local, national and International levels.
All of 1Planet4All's work will be evidence-based and will promote activism on both an indviual and collective level. Throughout this time, the alliance will be calmly calling for urgent action on climate change.
If you would like to get involved in climate activism but don't know where to start, email Concern's Campaign Officer Sinead Morgan, who will be delighted to hear from you.
What do young Irish people really think about climate change? In January 2021, we surveyed 1,181 people aged between 18 and 35 on their attitudes to climate change. Check out the video below to see what they said!
Special thanks to the four Youthreaches who took part in our Pilot Programme and helped us to develop this programme. Watching the young people take part was inspirational, thanks to all the young people and a special thanks to all the support from the teachers/youth workers working in these Youthreaches.
Huge Congratulations to Bandon Youthreach for their winning Zen Project !
This 1Planet4All ClimACT programme is aimed at Youth Organisations in Ireland. The aim of the programme is to creatively engage learners with the topic of climate justice, and empower them to take climate action.This programme has been tailored to equip the learners with the skills and tools to tackle climate issues, and the inspiration to empower them to take action.
The programme collaborates with a variety of youth activists, design thinking coaches, creative folk, environmental experts, skilled mentors, eco entrepreneurs, and global guest speakers who will share their skills and knowledge during weekly workshops.
A new programme is starting in January 2022 if interested contact us here
Download our overview of the ClimACT programme
The Future Generations Project is delighted to launch Ireland’s first Climate Justice Charter!
Youth organisations have an important role to play in supporting better understanding of climate justice and promoting climate actions based on justice and equity.
Now more than ever, we need to urgently transition to a greener, low carbon society if we are to beat climate change. But, existing social justice issues make this transition difficult. Upholding climate justice principles in our response to climate change is the only way to make sure this transition will leave no one behind.
The Climate Justice Charter is a tool that supports youth organisations to contribute to the systemic change needed.
By signing here 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.
From mountain trekking to marathon running, cake sales to table quizzes, there are lots of ways you can support our work.