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UKYCC

Volunteers for Future is really excited to be partnering with the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) to be delivering the Climate Justice workshop to young people. This workshop has been designed by young people, is delivered by young people, for young people. A programme that grounds itself in being youth-led and centres a climate justice lens within Environmental education

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The UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) is a UK youth group that mobilises and empowers young people to take positive action for global climate justice. UKYCC is a voluntary, consensus-led, non-hierarchy, and non-profit organisation. Their members are based UK-wide, and share the common goal to achieve genuine global climate justice. They are a group of 18-29 year old's who volunteer and collaborate to work towards creating a just, sustainable world in which current and future generations enjoy and protect a healthy environment.

The Climate Justice workshops nurtured an understanding of how to bring about climate justice, how to cope with eco-anxiety, and how to create grassroots change in their communities through a local campaign. Over the academic year of 2022-2023 we delivered the Climate Justice workshop to almost 350 young people, in four London-based schools.

At the end of each workshop, the young people were asked to complete a survey, which revealed that 

  • 79% of students had a better understanding of climate change and eco-anxiety than before the workshop

  • 76% of students felt comfortable to discuss Climate Justice with their friends and family after the workshop

Megan Taylor - Head of Humanities & Citizenship

Ark Bolingbroke Academy

"The Climate Justice workshop was invaluable to our pupils, they were talking about it inside and outside the classroom to their peers and members of the community. The pupils are driven to consider their actions for climate change."

The volunteers who delivered the workshops have shared that they have enjoyed the experience, finding it encouraging to get involved in engaging young people on the topic of climate justice. Two of our volunteers, Sarah and Chloe, have written blogs about their experience volunteering as workshop facilitators on this programme.

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