As the impacts of climate change become increasingly severe, today’s youth (defined as from five to 30 years old) have an all-important task. The Climate Centre recognises the key role that youth play in ensuring that people now and in the future do not suffer the consequences of a worsening climate.
Filled with energy, youth across the world are ready to act and to do so on an unprecedented scale. In the last few years an important shift has taken place in how young people are perceived. Millions of youth from all over the world have expressed their concerns about climate change; more than ever they are listened to.
Youth have drawn more public attention to climate change than their elders have in many years. The Climate Centre supports youth across the world to engage in critically important local and global climate action.
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is made up over 12 million volunteers in 192 National Societies, about half of them young people – a vast and engaged network that presents a huge opportunity for youth-led impact on the ground.
The focus of our youth engagement is threefold: focusing on increasing awareness, engaging in practical action and enabling meaningful advocacy.