Session 1: Introduction to the program & Networking
The first meeting will provide a short introduction to GLF, YIL, and the other partners that are involved in the learning journey. We will then have a chance to get to know each other and share our expectations for the learning journey through facilitated networking activities.
Session 2: The Negotiating Table
With the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, there has never been a more opportune moment to forge a radically inclusive and intergenerational narrative on restoration in environmental policy spheres, including the upcoming Climate COP26 coming up this November and the Biodiversity COP15 in 2022. In this first session, we will navigate the technicalities of negotiations with former youth delegates from previous COPs.
Session 3: The Eco-storytelling
Eco-storytelling is rooted in the way the human brain functions: even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night telling itself stories! Social media has also proven a powerful tool for young environmental activists, while relationships with journalists continue to be critically important for sharing youth perspectives with mainstream media. In this session, we will cover a range of tips and tricks to help young activists raise their storytelling game, from creating visuals to designing campaigns.
Session 4: The Hard Tactics
According to the Climate Change Litigation Database, more than 700 climate lawsuits have been filed around the world since 2015. Activists are resorting to legal action to hold polluting corporations and governments accountable, influence environmental decision-making, and defend the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous peoples and other marginalized communities. In this session, participants will learn to play hardball to demand environmental justice for all.
Disclaimer: Sessions are subject to change.
How to apply
Apply for the program by 15 September 2021 at 23:59 CEST by filling out the form below.