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Youth and the Climate Crisis

Discover the significant role young people can play to protect the future of the planet.

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6 Weeks

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2 - 4 Hours / Week

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For Free

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25 January 2021

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Learn How Youth can
Combat Climate Change

Climate Crisis and its Impact on Youth is the second module of a series of courses on Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific.

The purpose of this module is to provide students with opportunities to explore causes and impacts of the Climate Crisis and examine Climate Crisis issues from multiple viewpoints. Students will examine the impacts of the Climate Crisis on youth along with ways in which youth can be engaged in environmental and climate-based activism. The module is structured around multiple scenarios, which provide context for assessment check-ins and discussion posts throughout the module.

Over the course of the module, learners will have access to videos, texts, web resources, and discussions with peers and the facilitators.

Module Topics

  • Topic 1: The Climate Crisis - What is it and why is it important?

  • Topic 2: Climate Crisis Frameworks and Movements

  • Topic 3: Climate Justice – Listening to Marginalized Voices

  • Topic 4: Climate Crisis Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Topic 5: Climate Crisis Finance, Food, Agriculture & Health

  • Topic 6: Summarise Your Learning

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Module Learning

  • Explain some of the causes of the Climate Crisis;
  • Describe how the Climate Crisis impacts youth living in the Pacific region;
  • Identify marginalised voices that are often ignored in matters of climate justice;
  • Make connections between the financial, agricultural, and health impacts of the Climate Crisis; and
  • Describe how climate-based activism that can engage and empower local youth.

    This course is for

    The course is aimed at youths, youth organisations, climate change activists or practitioners, non-governmental, intergovernmental, and governments. It is also suited to young people in becoming environmental champions within their local communities.

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    Meet your Facilitator

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    Broderick Mervyn

    Mr Broderick Mervyn represents Ignite4Change, a community-based organisation focused on empowering, engaging and enlightening youths in the pacific region. Broderick is a Pacific youth and community practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the field of youth and community engagement and development in Fiji and the Pacific.

    Mr Mervyn will be supported by Mr Jacob Kearey-Moreland throughout the facilitation of this module. Mr Kearey-Moreland has specific expertise in Youth Work in environmental issues.

    Upcoming Modules in 2021

    Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific is a six-part module series designed for learners who work or plan to work with youth. The modules were originally developed by a group of thirty youth workers from seven Pacific Island nations. These modules will provide the learner with a broad-based set of skills and knowledge for youth work. The first module began in November 2020 with
    other modules now offered between January and June, 2021.

    1. Youth, Rights, Civic Engagement and Political Participation
    2. Health & Well-being: Issues for Youth
    3. Youth Entrepreneurship
    4. Good Governance in Youth Organisations

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