On 29 June 2021, from 6.00pm until 7.30pm, we are convening a virtual consultation to review and refine our draft report, Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives.
Representatives from the cross-sector conference we convened online in March 2021 are invited to join us alongside further young people and specialists in the field, to prepare our report for publication later this summer, ahead of the PreCOP26 meetings in Milan and COP26 in Glasgow.
Our March conference brought together young people from schools, colleges, universities and youth organisations across the UK and around the world. They met with policymakers and civil servants, charity representatives, activists, community practitioners and academics for four interactive sessions, over the course of a fortnight, to explore young people’s perspectives on, and priorities for, the future of our planet.
Delegates had the chance to hear from a raft of high-profile speakers, and to take part in live polls, breakout room discussions, question-and-answer sessions and surveys. Our aim was to enable a lively exchange of views and practical ideas, throughout.
Our freelance Research Associate William Finnegan captured key themes and recommendations from the discussions at the conference, in order to draft our report, which we hope to present at COP26.
We would warmly welcome any enquiries of interest from young people, and those with an interest in elevating youth voices on matters concerning our planet, to attend this consultation. Please get in touch using the 'Make enquiry' button on this webpage.
Participants will have the chance to collaborate with a mix of academics, charity representatives, civil society, policymakers, business representatives and student researchers; some of whom attended the original conference and others who will be joining us for the first time, to add fresh insight to the report.
Participants in this consultation will have the opportunity to be listed as contributors to the final report.
This consultation focuses on Part II of the report, which consolidates the key ideas and practical recommendations that emerged from our conference discussions. Part I will be very closely based on our pre-conference briefing, which is available online, here.
We are meeting online, via Zoom, to bring people together safely and with minimal environmental impact, from across the UK and beyond, for a productive, candid conversation. We encourage people to bring a drink and a snack along to enjoy with others on-screen. A joining link will be sent to all confirmed participants, nearer the time.
William Finnegan will offer introductory reflections on the report, after which everyone will engage an open discussion and be invited to take part in smaller virtual breakout room discussions on key aspects of the report.
Everyone taking part in the consultation will receive a confidential copy of the draft report in advance and should come with ideas and constructive feedback to share.
This meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule, in order to enable frank and productive conversations and to encourage participants to speak freely.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Emily Gow, Programme Officer, on email@example.com