september, 2018

11sep1:00 pm5:00 pmChildren and Youth in Climate Change: An Intergenerational Perspective1:00 pm - 5:00 pm First Unitarian Universalist Society (Staar King Room) Event Organized By: International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) Event Type:YouthAudience:Open to the Public


Event Details

Children and youth have the biggest stake in what the world does about climate change.  Children are already its main victims. Youth are inheriting from today’s adults a planetary existential crisis they will soon be responsible to manage, but for which they have not been adequately prepared. The world is bequeathing to its young a problem it has so far been unable or unwilling to competently address, leaving them scarce time, organization, and wherewithal to solve it. But it is not helping them to cope with this fearsome challenge. Are they to be abandoned? Who will step up for and with them?

This meeting proposes that elders should be the natural allies of children and youth in addressing climate change. It explores how elders can step up to honor humankind’s obligations to its children and youth by protecting, empowering, and supporting them in this moment of special need.  It brings youth and elders together to find ways to do that.

On the Agenda:

Report on the impact of climate change on children and youth

Presentation by David Suzuki Foundation

Presentation by “children’s troubadour” and advocate Raffi Cavoukian

Discussion of climate change initiatives by youth activists

Workshop on collaboration between elders and youth

For more information contact:

Dr. Philip Cook, Executive Director, IICRD,

William Myers, Communications,



(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


First Unitarian Universalist Society (Staar King Room)

1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109


International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) Victoria, BC, Canada