Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives – Conference briefing

A briefing document to guide and inform discussions at the Cumberland Lodge virtual conference, Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives, in March 2021

Resource type: Conference Briefing

An independent briefing document prepared to guide and inform intergenerational discussions at our virtual conference, Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives, taking place in March 2021.

This briefing was published in January 2021 and written by William (Bill) Finnegan, our freelance Research Associate for this project. Bill a documentary filmmaker and a doctoral student at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.

It provides an overview of current research and thinking about climate change, a history of climate legislation and activism, and climate change education. It also examines theories of new economics and future careers, and explores climate adaptation initiatives and climate-related anxiety and human resilience.

Digital copies

You can read the briefing document on-screen here, or download a copy in PDF below.

Find out more

In 2021, we published a two-part report with key findings and recommendations from the conference, including an updated version of this briefing document as Part I. Read the final report here.