Can climate be considered as a commons? 60 young people from all across Europe will gather in Croatia to discuss this and other questions about climate change. Learn from positive and confront negative narratives around the topic. Tune in for livestreaming!
The Summer Camp ‘Fighting for Our Common Planet’ is part of Federation of Young European Greens’ annual project on commons. Commons refer to shared resources and social practices that are maintained by communities in a sustainable manner. Good management of commons offers a sustainable and accessible alternative to the current centralised and dominant role of the state and market.
The Summer Camp will focus on environmental commons, particularly on how the climate can be managed in a sustainable, inclusive and participatory way.
About the event
A central part of the programme – ‘Climate Change Summer Workshop’, organised by the Green European Foundation – is built around Climate Change. It aims to increase awareness of the importance of combating climate change among Young Greens, and a better understanding of climate negotiations and what actions are needed on the EU and national level to make a difference. Moreover, young people will be trained to bring climate change into the public debate and make it a relevant subject.
Wednesday July 25
12:00-13:30 ‘Looking into the Paris Agreement’
Introduction to climate negotiations – understanding how international stakeholders cooperate to mitigate temperature rises and adapt to climate change. We will look into what the Paris Agreement brought to the table, what were the commitments by different European countries, and how far are we in reaching them. From FYEG’s Climate Change Working group we will learn the relation between the European Union and nation states when it comes to national policies related to climate change.
15:00-16:30 ‘Towards the climate change solutions’ (with a livestream)
Three guest speakers coming from different backgrounds are invited to discuss the main challenges faced within international climate negotiations and in the elaboration of European Climate Policies (Mitigation, adaptation, North/South Solidarity, Transfer of knowledge, Loss and damage, etc.). The panel will address questions such as: Why is COP24 in Poland important? What policies are planned in relation to combating climate change around Europe and in the EU? What changes can we expect in the upcoming elections in regards to climate change policies? Is Europe ready to mitigate the consequences of climate change? What are the next steps in the fight against climate change and what are the entry points through which young people can influence the outcome of climate negotiations?
Speakers: Yan Dupas, Political advisor in the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament (tbc); Kelsey de Porte, Jonge Klimaatbeweging; Luka Tomac, Green Action/Friends of the Earth Croatia (tbc); Moderator: Zuzana Pavelkova, FYEG’s co-spokesperson
Thursday July 26
12:00-13:30 ‘Storytelling about Climate’
With the engagement of a guest-trainer from the Green European Journal (tbc) and a famous French vlogger Vincent Verzat (Partager C’est Sympa), participants will be trained about efficient ways of communicating climate change to a wider audience. Emphasis of the training will be put on how to create a positive narrative on combating climate change, and how to incentivise people about the issue. The program will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active, inclusive and direct communication and sharing of knowledge.
The workshop is open to the public. Those interested can receive information about available places at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event ‘Climate Change Summer Workshop’ is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of the Federation of Young European Greens and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.