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  Welcome to the global and virtual RCRC Climate & YOUth Summit 1.12.2022 at 8:30-12:30AM & 3:30-7PM (CET)

ACT TO ADAPT! Come and join us on the 1st of December 2022

We warmly invite you to our Movement’s second youth-led climate event organised by IFRC Youth Commission and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre! On this page, you can follow the sessions in progress, check full agenda, read session introductions and find your way to the platforms for networking.

You can join the Summit at any time – you will find the right room by clicking the name of the session (in red). During the breaks, you can also join the lobby for more information about the Summit. Please don’t hesitate to contact if you any questions: youth@climatecentre.org.

Goals of the RCRC Climate & YOUth Summit 2022

  • Check in on progress strategy: the RCRC Strategy on Youth-Led Climate Action identifies 3 Dimensions of Change, 10 Key Roles and 10 Success Indicators. This event is a great opportunity to check in where we are in relation to the strategy process.
  • Peer exchange: The strategy identifies a number of tools that young people can use. This event provides a platform for the exchange of experiences in relation to the use of these tools, as well as provides the opportunity to introduce new tools, approaches and partnerships.
  • Report back on COP27 & COY 17: This year the IFRC has a large youth presence at the COP27 and COY17 in Egypt and we are keen to hear about their experiences, achievements and suggestions for practical follow up.

Programme

Time (CET)SessionSpeaker
8.30WelcomeJagan Chapagain, Secretary General of IFRC
Margot Curl, Manager Innovative engagement & Youth, Climate Centre
Michelle Chew, Climate Focal Point of IFRC Youth Commission
8.45Welcome
Intergenerational Dialogue in Climate Action
Maarten van Aalst, Director of RCRC Climate Centre
Doris Mwikali, Youth Advisory Group
9.30Breakout 1

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Room 1: Youth Volunteer Organising – Spanish Red Cross
 
Room 2: Awareness session: Waste management & plastic pollution – Uganda Red Cross Society
 
Room 3: REDuction tool: Make your local chapter climate compliant – Spanish Red Cross & Centre for the Cooperation in the Mediterranean
 
Room 4: Limitless – Discovering youth innovation projects adressing the climate crisis.
10.15Break and networkingJoin us on RCRC Climate Centre Discord Server!
10.45Introduction to the RCRC Climate Centre Youth Advisory Group and regional check in. Learn what others are doing and how YOU can contribute.RCRC Climate Centre Youth Advisory Group, Australia Red Cross, Pakistan Red Crescent
11.30Breakout 2

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Room 1: Extreme weather events: Droughts & Floods – Uganda Red Cross
 
Room 2: Encouraging virtual youth engagement towards climate actions – Philippines Red Cross

Room 3: Limitless – Discovering youth innovation projects addressing the climate crisis.
 
12.15Morning Wrap Up: What have we learnt so far?Margot Curl, Manager Innovative engagement & Youth, Climate Centre
Michelle Chew, Climate Focal Point of IFRC Youth Commission
12.30Join us on Discord to engage with peers attending the Climate and Youth Summit. Use this amazing community to share your work, concerns, questions, ideas and projects with dedicated, active, expert fellow youth from all around the world.
 
Meet up with everyone you met in the morning sessions and connect. If you did not attend the morning sessions, this might be your best opportunity to get an idea of everything we talked about.
Join us on RCRC Climate Centre Discord Server!
15.30WelcomeJagan Chapagain, Secretary General of IFRC
 
Margot Curl, Manager Innovative engagement & Youth, Climate Centre

Michelle Chew, Climate Focal Point of IFRC Youth Commission
15.45How can aerial arts and acrobatics help us better understand and communicate risk?Tilly Alcayna
 
16.30Breakout 3

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Room 1: “Green Camps”: creating opportunities for vulnerable children through environmental education – Italian Red Cross
 
Room 2: Promoting environmental awareness and protection for a healthier planet – Uganda Red Cross

Room 3: Connecting Climate and Youth-Led environmental Peace building – RCRC Climate Centre & EnPaX 

Room 4: Mental Health and Climate Change – Ecuador Red Cross
17.15Break and networking
 Join us on Discord!
Join us on RCRC Climate Centre Discord Server!
17.45Red Cross Red Crescent COP Updates: What climate news for the humanitarian youth community?
Hear what young people can do between now and next year’s COP if they are interested in advocacy.
Manon Ebel, Climate Centre
Saad Uakkas, Youth Advisory Group
Marc Tilley, Youth Advisory Group
18.30Closing sessionMargot Curl, Manager Innovative engagement & Youth, Climate Centre
19.00ENDS

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