Engaging youth with climate change
Presenter: Renee Juliene Karunungan, Climate Tracker
Time: February 22, 2018 – 19:30 UTC
Location: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College (Map)
Reception (with eco-friendly sandwiches, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) to follow.
Tickets: Not needed, but please RSVP on Facebook so we have an idea of the number of people to expect.
Engaging young people and ensuring their participation in climate change issues are crucial in seeking solutions to climate change. Young people will be mostly affected by the climate change and its impacts in the future. Journalism is one way to engage people in climate change issues. Through writing and publishing articles, young people are able to tell stories of their communities, how climate change affects them, and the solutions they implement in fighting climate change and its impacts. Through journalism, young people are able to voice their opinions and help influence policy and decision making processes in their countries.
Renee is Climate Tracker's Outreach Manager and currently a postgraduate student doing Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia. She has been working on climate justice issues since she was a university student in the Philippines. In 2015, she was named by The Guardian as one of the young climate campaigners to watch before the UN climate summit. She recently published a children's book on the environment that was listed as one of the Best Filipino Children's Books in 2017.