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A Guide for Youth Climate Dialogues: Tips to Get You All Set

26 July 2016 | Geneva, Switzerland

UN CC:Learn has just launched a new guide to support anybody who would be interested in organizing a Youth Climate Dialogue (YCD), available in French and English.

A Youth Climate Dialogue (YCD) is an event organized between schools in different parts of the world about how youth perceive climate change, how it affects their lives, and what actions they consider most important. It usually features a debate and a video-conference dialogue.

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As part of this project, a guide (available in French and English) has been developed to illustrate the most important steps in the process. It provides all details necessary for the four preparation phases: planning, student preparation, implementation, and follow-up.

To know more about the Youth Climate Dialogue events, please click links below:

Click here to download the guide. 

You can also follow the last updates of #YouthClimateDialogues on Twitter.

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The Youth Climate Dialogue are implemented as part fo the UN CC:Learn project.

About YCDs 

The Youth Climate Dialogues is an initiative of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) that aims to provide a forum for youth both in Switzerland and UN CC:Learn partner countries to share their views about climate change. Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 are not only highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change but they are also tomorrow’s business leaders, decision makers and consumers. In the run-up to the annual climate conference in Paris, December 2015, they were given a channel to share their views.

About UN CC:Learn 

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme.  Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).