Mediterranean Youth versus Climate Crisis

The organizations joint in the Mediterranean Youth versus Climate Crisis (MeYou project) believe that protest alone is not sufficient to address the climate change challenge. The Mediterranean basin is one of the hot spots of this global crisis: according to the priority of the “European Youth Forum”, in which applicant and some partners of this project have members, we seek to empower young people as agents of their own sustainable future. In this perspective, the direct consequence – as NGOs, associations, movements working with and for young people – is to build, each doing their part, the new “art of togetherness” (cit. Alexander Langer). The objectives of the project are to raise awareness among young people and communities about climate crisis, to facilitate and encourage exchange of good ecological and nonviolent practice among NGOs, institutions and stakeholders, to support youth leaders in fighting climate crisis with nonviolent methods and to promote transnational youth-led initiative and nonviolent actions at European and regional level about climate issues.

Project Description

The Mediterranean basin is one of the hot spots of this global crisis, and in some ways, it is being “hit harder than other parts of the world,” according to Wolfgang Cramer, scientific director at the French-based Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE). The temperature increase in the Mediterranean region has already reached 1.5ºC above preindustrial levels, which means that the warming effect in this area is 20% faster than the global average. The youngest generation will be the ones most affected by today’s political inaction. Young people will experience the full effects of climate change and environmental damages. Young people are eager to commit themselves to create change and they want their voices to be heard. However, they often face difficulties to take meaningful actions because of the lack of information about the effects of the climate crisis, the lack of capacities and insufficient support from other stakeholders.

The objectives of the project are (1) to raise awareness among young people and communities about climate crisis; (2) to facilitate and encourage exchange of good ecological and nonviolent practice among NGOs, institutions and stakeholders; (3) to support youth leaders in fighting climate crisis with nonviolent methods; (4) to promote transnational youth-led initiative and nonviolent actions at European and regional level about climate issues.

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